Peru

Australian miners warned not to ignore ties between Latin America, Asia

Field Public Relations | May 20, 2015
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The increasing engagement of Latin America with Asia may potentially be at the expense of Australia’s traditional sense of right to be a major Asian player, expert says.

A mining investor’s guide to toll milling in Peru

CEO.CA | May 21, 2015
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Mining engineer Jamie Keech travels to Peru to learn about the toll milling business model that a lot of juniors are embracing.

Peruvian discovery may hold ‘hidden pool’ of rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 19, 2015
Peruvian discovery may hold ‘hidden pool’ of rare earths

Capacscaya also has significant amounts of copper, zinc, cobalt, aluminum and iron ore.

Why Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe are optimistic about mining in Peru

The Gold Report | May 18, 2015
Miners back to work at Peru’s Antamina copper mine

Arispe and Carrión highlight the mining-friendly government, the new production from many sources and point to several juicy projects that lack only the means to further unlock Peru's mineral riches.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Copper, nickel prices likely to be hit by El Niño event

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 13, 2015
Copper, nickel prices likely to be hit by El Niño event

The recurring phenomenon — a warming of the Pacific Ocean as part of a complex cycle linking atmosphere and ocean — has in the past affected mine output, triggering price spikes.

Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2015
Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

The country's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist guerrillas, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens.

Peru sends troops to quell mine protest

Andrew Topf | May 10, 2015
Image: screenshot by teleSUR English via Youtube

The Peruvian government has deployed troops near the Tia Maria copper project, to deal with the deaths of a protester and a policeman over the past week.

Peru silver production up almost 9% this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2015
Peru silver production up almost 9% this year

Last year, the nation’s silver output reached about 3.3 million tonnes, making it the second biggest producer of the precious metal after Mexico.

Peru announces US$1.6 billion stimulus package

Peru this Week | April 30, 2015

The Minister of Economy and Finance has announced a series of measures expected to raise Peruvians’ spending power and reinvigorate the country’s slowing economy.

Tahoe Resources is up after reporting net earnings of $31.9 million

MINING.com Editor | April 28, 2015
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Operations continue to perform within guidance.

One killed at protests against Tia Maria copper project in Peru

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 23, 2015
One killed at protests against Tia Maria copper project in Peru

Farmers, anti-mining activists and local leaders have opposed the project for years, claiming it will pollute key waterways for Arequipa, where the mine will be built.

Southern Copper's $1.2bn Toquepala mine expansion OK’d

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 16, 2015
Southern Copper's $1.2bn Toquepala mine expansion OK’d

The expansion will boost the capacity of the Peruvian mine's copper concentrator to 120,000 tonnes per day from 60,000.

$8m grant awarded to Artisanal Gold Council to develop the sector in Peru

Artisanal Gold Council | April 15, 2015
Peru’s illegal mining brings in over $3 billion a year: authorities

The grant will help fund a project to be carried out in Peru over the next five years focused on the sustainable development of a responsible artisanal gold sector.

Move over Codelco: Freeport plans to be the world’s No.1 copper miner

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 13, 2015
Move over Codelco: Freeport plans to be the world’s No.1 copper miner

But China’s slowdown, rising costs and falling prices may get in the way.

Southern Copper’s Tia Maria safe for the environment — Peru minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2015
Southern Copper’s Tia Maria safe for the environment — Peru minister

Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said the debated and long-delayed copper mine won’t hurt water supplies as opponents claim.

Anglo American drops Peru copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2015
Anglo American drops Peru copper project

The news comes on the heels of a report showing that less than half of existing copper projects are really needed to meet current demand.

Mining for copper just got a lot cheaper

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 24, 2015
Mining for copper just got a lot cheaper

A new study shows the costs of mining for the red metal have steadily declined over the past three years.

The religion of gold

GlobeNewswire | March 23, 2015

India's Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently announced that illegal gold seizures had jumped 30% in the previous year to $150 million.

Newmont Mining ordered to turn over evidence to Peruvian wounded in protest

EarthRights | March 19, 2015

New human rights tool will shed light on the events leading to the paralysis of Peruvian farmer during repression of 2011 protest.

US grants Peru $1m for Amazon clean-up due to illegal mining legacy

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2015
US grants Peru $1m for Amazon clean-up due to illegal mining legacy

Funds aim to help reduce the use of mercury and design remediation plans in Peru's southern regions.

Peru mining output rises on zinc, silver, lead

Business News Americas | March 3, 2015
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Peru's mining production rebounded 5.8% in January as output of most major metals rose, the government said in a preliminary report.

Focus on Latin American mining industry

The region of Latin America covers one-sixth of the Earth and produces more than its share of the world’s three most important metals – iron ore, copper and, of course, the ubiquitous gold.

Large platinum group metals claim reported in Peru

PR Newswire | February 16, 2015
Large platinum broup metals claim reported in Peru - Gabby_RioSol_geologist and geochemist

Today the company announces the next strategic claim it is bringing to market – an approximately 39 square kilometer claim located 70-75 kilometers from Cusco and potentially the first gabbroic PGM claim in Peru or South America that includes platinum and palladium.

MMG to begin pre-extraction at Las Bambas despite copper rout

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
MMG to begin pre-extraction at Las Bambas despite copper rout

The firm expects production at Ferrobamba, one of the four deposits that make up Las Bambas project, to start early next year.

Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.

Colombian gold CEO involved in $970m laundering case arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Colombian gold CEO involved in $970m laundering case arrested

Prosecutors claim the gold company and its top executives are at the centre of a money-laundering scheme involving cocaine traffickers.

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