If company and union leaders reach a consensus, the mediation would be further extended for several days so the 2,459 workers can vote to accept or reject the new offer.
Latin America Mining News
Chilean copper producer Antofagasta said first-half core earnings fell 16.2 percent from a year earlier.
The project is made up of five contiguous exploration permits and has a historic gold production of around 40,000 ounces of gold, mined between 1985 and 1996.
The $87.5-million deal is the latest Chinese acquisition of a lithium project in South America, following Tianqi Lithium’s decision to buy 24% of SQM for $4.1 billion, which has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator.
While lithium and potash are often found in the same deposits and mined together, the increasing number of projects aimed at producing the white metal shouldn’t have an impact in the potash market.
Chile, known for its vast copper deposits, is joining the search for cobalt amid soaring demand for a metal that’s mostly mined in the politically risky Democratic Republic of Congo, which holds 60% of the world's reserves.
The main union at Chile's Caserones copper mine said on Monday that both sides had agreed to extend government mediation of labor talks until Thursday.
Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA will resume partial operations on Monday at its Ipatinga plant after an explosion injured 34 workers.
Chile's copper industry on Monday braced for the announcement of a potential strike at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida.
It also recorded an impairment charge of $31.7 million, or $20.5 million net of tax, related to placing the La Guitarra mine on care and maintenance.
The need to store electricity, generated by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, will also help demand to grow, the Metal Bulletin says.
The Brazilian steelmaker is also seeking to close a streaming deal next week with a Canadian bank for its mining output in coming years.
Orosur says that the scarcity of alternative sources of ore at its Uruguayan project is resulting in financial liquidity constraints.
Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais said said none of the injuries were severe.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra says his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.
The $4.9 billion-investment is part of Codelco’s 10-year, $39 billion overhaul of its core mines.
A Canadian mining company can seize the shares of the owner of Citgo Petroleum Corp. to satisfy a $1.2 billion arbitration award over a Venezuelan gold mine.
Barrick's plan going forward includes increasing its portfolio of so-called tier 1 assets over time, and gradually shedding anything that’s not tier 1 or deemed to be “strategic.”
MGX acquires lithium brine projects in Chile – rapid lithium extraction to be tested – drilling to commence shortly
MGX plans to drill and test for lithium deposits from CLS' three sites, Francisco Basin, Laguna Brava and Laguna Escondida, with the goal of bringing its rapid extraction system to the heart of the lithium triangle.
Exactly six months after hinting at the possibility of opening shop in Chile, MGX Minerals is acquiring 50 per cent of the issued shares of Chilean Lithium Salars.
Teck Resources received regulatory approval for its Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project in the Tarapacá Region in northern Chile.
Zamin Ferrous alleges that the passing of a new mining law turned out to be a major change in the game rules in the South American country.
Mining companies around the globe are joining an industrywide push for gender equality and launching initiatives to increase the proportion of women working in mine pits, smelters and refineries.
Freeport reshapes Indonesia business in deal with govt.
Founder gives up CEO role.