The world's No. 2 copper and zinc producer has been trying to regulate small-scale and artisanal mining activities since 2002.
South America Mining News
The miner denied it had decided to suspend the sale of a stake in its loss-making New Caledonia nickel mine (VNC), and added that its plan to find a partner is still a go.
The company said if long-delayed permit for its massive iron ore mine is not issued next month as expected, it would have to shut it by Sep. 2018.
More than in the past, the population is divided on whether globalization is a force for good or not.
According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.
New reports highlighting the environmental dangers posed by mineral exploitation at the Mining Arch have emerged, as Venezuelan officials try to convince Alrosa to invest in the project.
Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.
Profit margins are expected to end significantly higher this year, and this trend to continue over the next two years, a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.
Shareholders of miner Stratex International blocked reverse takeover of Australian-listed Crusader Resources and voted CEO Marcus Engelbrecht out of office.
Mining investment in Peru set to fall for a fourth straight year in 2017, but Mining Minister Cayetana Aljovin expects it to bounce back in 2018.
World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.
The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.
Fura Gems aims to resume production at the mine within six months of the deal closure.
The agency is urging mining companies to put safety first and avoid erecting dams using methods that are known to be high risk.
Bonds issued by Venezuela and PDVSA were down across the board on Monday, with some falling as much as 2.5 points.
Peruvian government is expected to issue a long-awaited construction permit for the mine in the first quarter of 2018.
Move is part of a wider review of low performing assets after new Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman took charge in June.
The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).
Magdalena Odarda says Blue Sky Uranium's exploration is taking place at sites of paleontological significance.
Lawsuit was filed last year after the miner halted payments due to a local group.
Marmato underground gold mine is expected to have a minimum 12-year productive life, generating over 1.5 million ounces of the precious metal during that time.
There is a strong correlation between the location of BIF caves and the presence of iron ores of global economic significance
Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.
The Asian giant is very interested in “intensifying investment trade and cooperation” with Argentina
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.