Canadian Mining Journal

South America

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    GOLD-SILVER: Continental tables resource for Buritica’s BMZ1

    March 21, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    COLOMBIA – Continental Gold has announced a discrete resource estimate for the Broad mineralized zone 1 (BMZ1) in the central-west portion of the Yaragua system at its Buritica gold project in Antioquia. The zone contains 828,870 measured and indicated tonnes grading

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    Salazar Resources set to dust off neglected portfolio

    March 20, 2019 by David Perri

    After riding out a decade of political and market instability, Ecuador-focused junior Salazar Resources (TSXV: SRL) has emerged with funds and a new focus to explore its portfolio of early stage projects in the country. The company is helmed by Fredy Salazar,

  • GOLD: Chilean Supreme Court bounces Barrick’s Pascua-Lama back to environmental court

    March 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – On March 14 the Supreme Court of Chile overturned the decision of the Antofagasta Environment Court that would force Barrick Gold to permanently cease work at the Pascua-Lama gold-silver project in the country. The Pascua-Lama property is high

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    COPPER: Anglo American floats solar farm on tailings at Los Bronces

    March 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Anglo American has installed 256 photovoltaic panels that float on the tailings containment pond at its Los Bronces complex. This pilot project is expected to generate 150 MWh/year from 256 photovoltaic cells. The mine is located 65 km

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    Aurania Resources finds more copper at Lost Cities–Cutucu

    March 18, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Gold-oriented Aurania Resources (TSXV: ARU) is finding as much copper as gold in the early innings of exploration at its Lost Cities-Cutucu project in southeastern Ecuador. In January the junior explorer reported grades ranging from 0.9–9% copper from eight grab samples of

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    IRON ORE: BMO updates production estimates for Vale after additional mine closure

    March 18, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    TORONTO – BMO Capital Markets has cut Vale’s iron ore production estimate this year by a further 30 million tonnes due to the continued suspension of the iron ore miner’s Brucutu mine, and the recent suspension of the Timbopeba mine. A

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    GOLD: Reunion Gold completes resource estimate on Nivre

    March 14, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    FRENCH GUIANA – A drill program last year to validate historic resources at Reunion Gold ’s Nivre deposit in French Guiana has resulted in a 43-101 resource that is similar to its counterpart reported in 1998. The Nivre deposit contains 18.9 million

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    Gran Colombia Gold works with artisanal miners in Colombia

    March 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With several underground mines and two processing plants at its Segovia and Marmato operations in Colombia, Gran Colombia Gold (TSX: GCM; US-OTC: TPRFF) is the South American country’s largest underground gold and silver producer. Gran Colombia Gold’s mining operations also incorporate an

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    COPPER-GOLD: Goldcorp, Yamana, Glencore to pool assets in Argentina

    March 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Vancouver’s Goldcorp, Toronto’s Yamana Gold and Glencore International of Switzerland have struck a deal to develop and operate the Agua Rica copper project using the infrastructure of Minera Alumbrera in the Catamarca province. The partners expect to realize

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    LITHIUM: Advantage Lithium doubles Cauchari resource

    March 7, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ARGENTINA – After completing its phase two and three drill programs at its flagship Cauchari lithium project in Jujuy, Advantage Lithium has more than doubled the project’s resource. Based on its new measured and indicated resources, the company says Cauchari is now

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    EDUCATION: Goodman School of Mines expands into Latin America

    March 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont.  – The Goodman School of Mines at Laurentian University and the Core Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding this week aiming to promote the school’s education and research activities in Peru, Chile and Brazil. The Core Foundation is

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    GOLD: Antioquia declares successful start of production at Cisneros

    March 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLOMBIA – Antioquia Gold of Calgary has announced the successful start of production at its Cisneros gold mine 80 km northeast of Medellin, in Antioquia. Commissioning the mill began two months ago and has now reached the planned commercial rate