South America Mining News

Anglo’s plan to further expand vast iron ore mine in Brazil hits roadblock

Public prosecutor for the state of Minas Gerais, where the iron ore mine is located, ordered the company to reschedule two public meetings as it had failed to inform of it to all communities potentially affected by the planned expansion.

Peruvian farmer sues Newmont in US court over alleged use of violence, threats

Acuña and her family claim the company used violence and threats to try to evict her from her home and so make way for its $5 billion gold and copper Conga project.

Argentina to ramp up exploration

Mining Development sub-secretary expects exploration activities to rise by 2 per cent in 2017

Copper price hits fresh 3-year high as output at world's top producer falls

Chile's state-owned Codelco reports over 5% drop in first half copper production, rising costs.

Canada's Gran Colombia Gold resumes operations at strike-hit Segovia mine

While production in August was below normal due to the ongoing disruptions to the company’s operations, Gran Colombia expects to meet its annual production guidance for 2017 of 150,000 to 160,000 ounces of gold.

Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine

Wayuu leaders traveled to Bogotá to protest against El Cerrejón, the thermal coal open-pit mine owned by Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American

Ecuador expects $488 million in revenue from industrial mining

The Lenin Moreno government has recently granted 237 mining concessions to private companies

SolGold on a roll in Ecuador, extends mineralization at Cascabel

The Cascabel project is located in the northern portion of the Andean copper belt in Ecuador, renowned for hosting almost half the world’s copper known reserves.

Copper rally lifts Antofagasta’s profits — up 88% in first half of 2017

The miner believes a tightening global supply of copper will keep prices on the high-end of the spectrum this year and next.

Silver producer moves newly acquired Argentinean projects forward

Andrew Kaip, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets, reviewed this senior mining company's Q2/17 financial highlights and project milestones.

Argentina confirms charges for Barrick employees over 2015 cyanide spill at Veladero

Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.

BHP commits $2.5bn to extend life of Spence copper mine in Chile

Project will extend the life of its Spence copper mine in Chile by over 50 years, at a time when copper prices have reach their highest levels since late 2014.

Artisanal miners’ protests heat up in Colombia

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Codelco to produce “green” copper

The pilot project is taking place at the Gabriela Mistral mine

Explorer's Peruvian zinc asset gets a critical look

The Critical Investor provides an in-depth update for Ayawilca, noting drilling solidifies the South Zone resource potential for this explorer, while Zone 3 is 'no slam dunk yet,' and results from targets in other zones have yet to be released.

Peruvian Conga gold mine to stay closed until further notice

The Peruvian giant is focusing on extending the working life of the Yanacocha gold mine

AbraPlata hires Canadians and Australians to undertake PEA at Diablillos

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.

A Canadian company wants to help artisanal miners produce “clean gold”

SEF Canada is launching “Clean Gold Community Solutions” in Ecuador

Peru acquisition could increase silver miner's production by 75%

With the closing of the Coricancha acquisition, Great Panther expands its operations into Peru. In this interview with The Gold Report, CEO Robert Archer discusses the plans for operating Coricancha, the company's growth strategy and his decision to step down as CEO.

Chile's Caserones copper mine close to reach full capacity after weather forced 3-week shutdown

The mine, which began producing in May 2014, has suffered a series of technical problems in its ramp-up phase.

Antofagasta opening exploration office in Peru by year-end

Miner said country offers more favourable conditions to start new projects than Chile, where Antofagasta has majority stakes in four copper mines and has just opened a new one — Antucoya.

Argentina’s Supreme Court to hear case on Barrick's mine

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

BHP denies it has agreed to sell Samarco stake to Vale

Brazilian newspaper had claimed BHP was selling its stake in the Samarco iron ore mine to its partner Vale.