Peru Mining News

Ancash Region is Peru’s top copper and zinc producer

Although government revenue from Ancash's mining sector declined in 2010, Peru's Mines Ministry says the region remains Peru's foremost copper and zinc producer. RENO, NV - The Andean Region of Ancash is Peru's biggest copper and zinc producer, as well

Sean Rakhimov: Silver Going Mainstream in 2011

Never mind the correction in the price of silver, says Silver Strategies Editor Sean Rakhimov; better things are ahead. "It may be volatile; it may be steep; but it should be short-lived," he says, adding that he expects silver to rise well above its 2010 high at some point in 2011. Some of that price support could come from governments entering the silver market. Find out all the reasons for this and read about some of Sean's favorite silver plays in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report.

Mining firms must stop neglecting the poor, says former Peru President Toledo

Alejandro Toledo says mining firms should give back more of their profits and respect the environment, in joint responsibility with the state. Comments come as social conflict weighs on sector. Former President Alejandro Toledo, a front-runner in Peru's

HudBay to pay C$397.5M for Norsemont

The cash and stock deal will provide the Canadian miner with access to a major copper deposit in Peru BANGALORE (Reuters) - Canada's HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM.TO: Quote) agreed to buy Norsemont Mining Inc (NOM.TO: Quote) to gain access to a major copper

MWH Office in Peru Relocates

Additional leadership and new office support growing business in Latin America.

Doppelmayr rope conveyor concept study looks promising for Apurimac iron ore

Apurimac Ferrum (AF) has commenced a concept-level study into the potential for a rope conveyor (by Doppelmayr) for the Apurimac project in Peru. Read more

MDM awarded andalusite expansion project in Peru

South Africa's MDM Engineering Group has been awarded the engineering work for a plant upgrade for Andalucita S.A.'s andalusite processing project at Paita in northwest Peru.  Andalucita already operates a South African-designed 40 t/h dense […]

Peru’s Lagunas Norte gold mine cuts costs with new SONARtrac processing monitoring technology

Barrick Peru has selected the CiDRA SONARtrac system for a critical chemical reagent line within the Lagunas Norte gold mine. CiDRA’s non-invasive SONARtrac system is a new class of industrial flowmeter, utilising measurement principles that […]

CiDRA Selected for Barrick Mining Operation in Peru

Wallingford, CT – June 8, 2010:  CiDRA Minerals Processing announced today that Barrick Peru has selected the CiDRA SONARtrac system for a critical chemical reagent line within their Lagunas Norte gold mine. The mine is […]

Gold Fields and Buenaventura Announce Major Gold Discovery in Southern Peru

Chucapaca's joint venture partners, Gold Fields Limited (51%) (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) and Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (49%) (Buenaventura, NYSE: BVN), are pleased to announce the discovery of a major gold-copper-silver […]

6 dead in violence between police and wildcat miners in Peru

A protest against new Peruvian government regulations aimed at curtailing pollution by artisanal miners turned deadly Sunday as police clashed with hundreds of protestors who were blocking Peru's main highway.

Strikes at Buenaventura silver and gold mines scrapped

Workers have agreed not to strike at two Buenaventura mines in Peru, but have walked out at a third mine.

MST wins first installation in South America with Buenaventura

Buenaventura is investing in its operations to ensure they are as safe and productive as possible. After an extensive technology review, it chose Mine Site Technologies’ ImPact Underground Digital Network as the backbone for a tracking system at its Orcopampa gold and silver mine in Peru. The scalability of the network was what appealed most [...]

Buenaventura strike drags into day five

Workers at Peru's largest precious metals miner extended their strike after govenrment's efforts to broker a deal failed

Peruvian mining exports, project development thrive

Mining exports comprised the lion's share of Peruvian exports last November. More production is planned as Peru reported a current project portfolio of $300 billion.

Big Antamina copper-zinc mine $1.2 bn expansion to be approved this week

The joint BHP/Xstrata/Teck/Mitsubishi owned Antamina copper-zinc mine in Peru's big expansion programme is set to be approved in the next few days

Two die, eight injured as violence erupts again over Chinese mine in Peru

The shootout occurred as Peruvian police tried to arrest a suspect for attacking a mine owned by Zijin mining

FLSmidth receives copper order in Peru

Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 46-2008, 11 November 2008 FLSmidth Minerals has signed a contract worth USD 62m (DKK 361m) with Chinese-owned Minera Chinalco Peru for equipment for its Toromocho copper […]

Two die in attack on Chinese-owned mine in Peru

15 to 20 armed people invaded Zijn's controversial Rio Blanco copper mine

China Minmetals constructs copper mine

China Minmetals plans to begin the construction of its US$1 billion Galeno copper mine in Peru in 2010, with production expected to commence in 2012.

Aker signs service contract for Toromocho

Aker Solutions has been awarded the detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract for Minera Chinalco’s Toromocho project in Peru.

Peru miners to strike next week

The country's national federation of mineworkers says it will hold walk outs across the country but some unions have said they won't participate

Aker Solutions Signs EPCM Services Contract for the Minera Chinalco Peru, SA Toromocho Project

Aker Solutions has been awarded the detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services on the Toromocho Project for Minera Chinalco Peru S.A. The contract value to Aker Solutions is approximately USD 143 million. The […]

Cerro Verde moly plant reopens

Freeport McMoRan's Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru, is scheduled to reopen its molybdenum plant this September

Bucyrus Peru Helps the Environment and Society

Bucyrus Peru signed an agreement with the Solidarity Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the environment, while at the same time awarding grants to children with disabilities.