Canadian Mining Journal


South America


  • GOLD: Barrick takes $429M impairment for Pascua-Lama

    February 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Toronto-based Barrick Gold is taking a US$429-million pre-tax impairment at its Pascua-Lama gold project in Q4 2017. The project straddles the Chile-Argentine border in the Andes Mountains. Chile’s superintendent of the environment (SMA) recently ordered Barrick to close

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    GOLD: Lundin secures a further $300M for Fruta Del Norte build

    January 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Lundin Gold of Vancouver has secured credit approval for US$300 million of senior debt facility for the continuing development of the Fruta Del Norte underground gold mine in the Cordillera del Condor region. Total pre-production cost of the

  • GOLD: Sanction terms revised on Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project

    January 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – On Jan. 17, 2017, Chile’s Superintendencia del Medio Ambiente (SMA) revised its sanction on Barrick Gold’s Pascua-Lama gold project that straddles the border of Chile and Argentina. The project is currently operating  under a temporary closure plan in

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    GOLD: Equinox expects gold pour at Aurizona by year-end

    January 9, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Vancouver’s Equinox Gold – formed late last year by the merger of Trek Mining, NewCastle Gold and Anfield Gold – is moving its Aurizona gold project to full construction. The first gold pour is anticipated by the end

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    Filo sets stage for near-term copper production

    January 3, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Filo Mining (TSXV: FIL) is targeting production within five years at its flagship Filo del Sol copper-gold-silver project in the northern Chile-Argentina border region. The company was spun-out of Lukas Lundin’s NGEx Resources (TSX: NGQ; US-OTC: NGQRF) in mid-2016. Filo released a

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    SILVER: Pan Am Silver says capex for La Morocha at Joaquin is reasonable US$37.8M

    December 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Pan American Silver of Vancouver has completed the prefeasibility study for the La Morocha silver deposit, part of the Joaquin project in Santa Cruz province. The study recommends a 600-t/d underground mine. The ore will be trucked to

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    EQUIPMENT: Finning secures contract for Lundin’s Candelaria

    December 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE –  Finning International of Vancouver announced last week that its South American operation has been awarded a multi-year mining contract by Lundin Mining Corp. to deliver new equipment and product support to the Candelaria copper mining complex in the

  • Pan American Silver confirms ‘minor’ tailings spill at Huaron in Peru

    December 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Pan American Silver (TSX: PAA; NASDAQ: PAAS) has confirmed that a small tailings spill at its Huaron underground mine in central Peru, first reported in the local press, occurred earlier this week. “The Huaron mine experienced an unintended release of tailings

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    MILLING: GE to supply harmonic filter for Southern Copper mill expansion

    December 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – GE Power was chosen by Southern Copper Corp. (SCC) to provide the harmonic filter for its Toquepala concentrator located in southern Tacna. The filter will be integrated into the copper concentrator’s power system to improve the power quality.

  • Measuring public support for mining in Ecuador

    December 1, 2017 by Patrick Luciani

    Ecuador’s government is trying to woo miners back, but is the public onside?

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    Tinka doubles zinc and tin resources at Ayawilca

    November 30, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tinka Resources (TSXV: TK) has doubled the resource at its 100% owned Ayawilca polymetallic sulphide project, located 200 km northeast of Lima in Peru’s Department of Pasco. The four zinc zones and one tin zone are located on the larger Ayawilca

  • GOLD-COPPER: Lumina closes $20M deal for projects in Ecuador

    November 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Lumina Gold Corp. of Vancouver has closed a private placement for gross proceeds of about $20 million. The company issued 32.3 million common shares that sold at a price of $0.62 each. The net proceeds will be used