Canadian Mining Journal

South America

  • News

    Is Chile losing ground in the lithium space?

    September 12, 2019 by Tom Assopardi

    The Salar de Atacama in northern Chile is the world’s largest and richest lithium resource, containing almost half the world’s known reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey. And the region’s geological and climatic conditions make it the most

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Brazil adopts MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

    September 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – The national mining association in this country – Instituto Brasileiro de Mineracao (IBRAM) – has adopted the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative developed by Ottawa-based Mining Association of Canada. TSM is a program aimed at improving environmental

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    AUTOMATION: Robots could now be in charge of mill reline process

    September 10, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – MIRS, the Chilean subsidiary of HighService Corp., launched a robotic solution for the reline of SAG and ball mills this week. The external mill maintenance robot or EMMR is considered to be the world’s first fully automated system

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    FERRO-NICKEL: Horizonte shares rise on Orion financing

    September 10, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BRAZIL – Orion Mine Finance is handing over US$25 million in cash in exchange for a 2.25% royalty on Horizonte Minerals’ Araguaia project, one of the largest undeveloped ferro-nickel projects in the world. The royalty applies only to the first 426,429

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    ‘Logic and law will prevail’ says Plateau CEO on Peru claims dispute

    August 26, 2019 by Jean Lian

    Plateau Energy Metals (TSXV: PLU) has lost its appeal to overturn a decision by the Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET) to cancel 32 of its 149 concessions in Peru. INGEMMET is an agency under Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines

  • ENVIRONMENT: Laurentian U hosts Peruvian delegation

    August 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – Laurentian University is hosting a delegation of researchers and officials at the week-long Building Environmental Strategies workshop. The guests include Augusto Cauti, vice-minister of mines in Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Several workshops have been crafted

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    NICKEL-COBALT: Horizonte releases maiden resource estimate for Serra do Tapa

    August 14, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BRAZIL – Horizonte Minerals has completed a maiden resource on its Serra do Tapa nickel project about 90 km north of its Araguaia ferro-nickel project. The company acquired the deposit in October 2015 from Glencore Xstrata. Serra do Tapa contains measured

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    GOLD: Lundin expects Fruta del Norte’s first pour in Q4 2019

    August 12, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ECUADOR – When reporting its operational and financial results for the second quarter of 2019, Lundin Gold announced that it expects first gold production from the Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador to be delivered in the fourth quarter of

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    COPPER: Revelo looking to create JV at Arrieros copper project

    August 7, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – Canada’s Revelo Resources separated its 14,000-hectare Arrieros copper project from the 30,000-hectare Montezuma project with the idea of making the former available for option and joint venture agreements. The projects are located in northern Chile between the giant

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    LITHIUM: Orocobre, partner to build hydroxide plant in Japan

    August 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Orocobre with Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Toyotsu Lithium Corp. have broken ground and begun  construction at the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant. The plant is the first of its kind to be built in this

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    GOLD: Barrick outlines plans for growth projects in Latin America

    July 31, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARGENTINA – Toronto-based Barrick Gold says it remains committed to Latin American, outlining its plans for the next generation of new mine projects. President and CEO Mark Bristow addressed local community leaders and media in the town of San Juan.

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    GOLD: Great Panther optimistic after exploration campaign at Tucano project

    July 31, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – Great Panther Mining reported that the first results from in-mine exploration since its acquisition of the Tucano gold mine back in March are returning high gold grades over notable widths below the existing TAP AB3 open pit. In