Latin America Mining News

Newmont Mining reshuffles management in Australia

Newmont Mining Corporation has appointed experienced miner Alex Bates to lead the company’s business in Australia.

Beyond the Mine: Newmont publishes 2016 Sustainability Report

Newmont Mining Corporation today published Beyond the Mine, the Company’s annual report on its progress toward achieving its purpose – to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.

Iron ore drops below $80 a tonne again

So far this year, the commodity has risen just 0.6%, quite far from the over 20% gains seen just over a month ago.

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Search for ship containing 260,000 tonnes of iron ore continues

The Stellar Daisy, which set out from the a port in Brazil to China, last made contact on Friday. 22 out of the 24 crew members are still unaccounted for.

Wealth Minerals begins sampling at Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

Wealth Minerals Ltd., reports that it has initiated an extensive lake-brine sampling and project evaluation program at the Laguna Verde Lithium Project in Chile.

DuPont to supply MECS® technology and critical equipment for Codelco’s two new sulfuric acid plants

MECS Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has been selected to supply the sulfuric acid production technology for two new plants belonging to Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), the world’s largest copper producer.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine resumes normal operations

The news follows the end of a historically long 43-day strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine in neighbouring Chile.

Argentine provincial Gov’t orders Barrick to halt operations at Veladero

Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.

Escondida mine replaces top exec after failing to reach deal with workers

Appointment comes barely a week after the mine, operated by BHP Billiton, failed to secure a wage deal with 2,500 workers after a 43-day strike.

El Salvador becomes first country to ban all metal mining

Lawmakers have approved a broad-range ban on mining, which only excludes coal, salt and other non-metallic resources.

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

Vale’s new CEO Schvartsman a political move in the right direction — analysts

Fabio Schvartsman will lead the transition of the world’s largest iron ore miner into a new shareholding structure.

This potash producer will help marijuana growers get a better product

IC Potash Corp. is creating a subsidiary that will focus on enhancing yields for cannabis growers and increasing the health impact and effects for consumers.

Barrick, Goldcorp team up to develop one of world’s largest gold deposits in Chile

The world’s No. 1 and No. 3 gold producers will focus on developing gold mines in northern Chile's rich Maricunga belt.

Iron ore hits lowest price since early February

The steelmaking ingredient has shed almost $10 a tonne in just a week.

US court cancels most of class action against Samarco over deadly dam burst

Vale said the US District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled the majority of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the 2015 deadly accident.

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BHP's Escondida mine strike becomes Chile’s longest, ends with no deal

Workers ended their strike and invoked a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, which leaves them in the exact same situation they were before they downed tools.

Silver Wheaton may soon be named Wheaton Precious Metals

The Vancouver-based precious metals streaming company announced the plan while posting a fourth quarter revenue increase of 29% to $258 million, up from $200 million last year.

Iron ore miners worst nightmare just came true — prices tank

Prices for the raw material have dropped below $90 a tonne as doubts gather about the strength of demand in China at stockpiles hit record highs.

Illegal gold mining in Venezuela causing deaths, malaria, gang fights and deforestation

A three-year recession in Venezuela paired with ramping inflation and food shortages has prompted many mining for gold in mafia-run illicit operations.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.