Peru Mining News

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

Copper production to take a quantum leap in this mining nation

Groups estimate that a full 18 new copper projects are set to start production across Peru by 2021.

Goldcorp makes headway with plan to give Dome mine a new life

The company may be able to begin developing the potential open-pit Century project in Ontario by 2023.

Teck Resources grabs Goldcorp’s stake in Mexican project for $50 million

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Argentina passes mining act expected to create 125,000 new jobs

Agreement is part of plan to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

There is a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, report shows.

World's top 20 silver mining companies

Switzerland's Glencore jumps to number 2 on ranking of top silver miners by output.

Canada’s Trevali picks up Glencore zinc mines in Africa

The deal, worth about $400 million, will make Trevali the first pure zinc producer with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

Argentina to pass new mining law this week

Governments, industry players, unions expected to sign federal mining agreement this week, which aims to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Peruvian Supreme Court rules against Newmont

The Supreme Court of Peru has ruled in favour of a farmer that Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) claimed was illegally occupying land it wanted to develop into the Congo mine.

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.

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.

Workers at Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine to go on indefinite strike

Around 1,300 unionized miners plan to start an indefinite stoppage at Peru's largest copper mine beginning March 24.

Barrick mulls selling part of Peru mine, bringing partner — report

Rumours come a year after the gold miner vowed to spend $640 million to extend the life of Lagunas Norte, worth about $1.4 billion according to industry experts.

Chile’s Supreme Court casts shadow over Barrick’s plans to restart Pascua-Lama

The country's mining regulator will have to issue a new temporary closure plan for the project, including comments from other government offices.

Great Panther is on the prowl for acquisitions

Great Panther Silver's modus operandi is to buy a past-producing mine, get it up and running as quickly as possible, and use the cash flow to fund more acquisitions, says CEO Bob Archer

Glencore sells two Africa zinc mines to Canada’s Trevali

The $400 million-deal will make of Trevali the first pure zinc company with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

Copper supply disruptions push prices up

Disputes at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, and Freeport’s Grasberg and Cerro Verde mines, are also having a significant effect on global supplies of concentrate.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru hit by strike

The mine produced just under 500,000 tonnes of the red metal last year, making it Peru's largest copper operation.

Copper price falls to 8-week low

Strike at Freeport's giant Peru mine takes offline world's three biggest mines, but worries about demand drops copper after huge jump in warehouse stocks.

Top 10 lowest cost gold mines make money if price falls 50%

The top 10 ranking of the lowest all-in cost gold mines in the world – former US president Herbert Hoover was once in charge of no. 8 on the list.

Here's the latest scoop on Barrick's projects

The company is focusing on assets with the potential to add as much as 1.1 million ounces of gold to its total output beyond 2021.

Copper price drops despite outages at world's biggest mines

Strike at Escondida, export ban and smelter problems at Grasberg and community clashes at Las Bambas.

Southern Copper wants to shoot the lights out

World number five producer adding 600,000 annual tonnes in six years.