Canadian Mining Journal

South America

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    Global Exploration Snapshot: West Africa and South America remain popular

    February 26, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    Rising gold prices and better operational and financial discipline are motivating companies more than ever to seek new ounces to fill their production pipelines. Below is a look at eight companies exploring worldwide. Aurania Resources Aurania Resources (TSXV: ARU) is exploring

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    PGM: Max transfers rights in PGE project to new Colombian subsidiary

    February 26, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    COLOMBIA – Max Resource announced that it established a wholly owned subsidiary named PGE Americas Metals and transferred all of its rights in the platinum group element (PGE) Choco project in northern Colombia. In a press release, Max explained that

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    PHOSPHATE: Canadian, Australian miners working to de-risk Bifox project

    February 19, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – Canada’s Lara Exploration reported that Australia’s Bifox (previously Phillips River Mining), has completed agreements with the Chilean government to settle outstanding environmental infractions and fines and lift the embargo on mining and processing at the Bifox phosphate project,

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    LITHIUM: International Lithium grows Mariana resource by 253%

    February 10, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    ARGENTINA – International Lithium announced that its Mariana lithium project has been estimated to contain 4.4 million tonnes of lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) equivalent in the measured and indicated category, an increase of 253% over the 2017 estimate of 1.2 million

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    GRAPHITE: South Star releases PFS for Santa Cruz

    February 5, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL –Pre-feasibility study results released for South Star Mining’s wholly-owned 130-sq.-km Santa Cruz project suggest a two-phase approach for development of the graphite asset in southern Bahia. The associated project net present value estimate, at a 5% discount rate, stands

  • CLIMATE CHANGE: Teck pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

    February 3, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has announced that it aims to be carbon neutral across all its operations by 2050. The miner, a major producer of base metals and metallurgical coal that also has oilsands assets, says its goal demonstrates its commitment

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    Ex-Vale CEO and others charged with homicide for dam disaster in Brazil

    January 23, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    State prosecutors in Brazil have charged Vale’s former chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, with homicide after the catastrophic tailings dam disaster last January at the company’s Feijao iron ore mine in Minas Gerais killed more than 250 people. Schvartsman left his position

  • GOLD: Updated PEA improves Gramalote economics

    January 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLOMBIA – B2Gold has released an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Gramalote joint venture project, 120 km northeast of Medellin. The study shows improved economics and a lower price tag compared to a previous PEA completed in 2014.

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    ZINC: Trevali beats 2019 production guidance

    January 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOVER – Last year, Trevali Mining beat its operating guidance: production of 417 million lb. of payable zinc came in ahead of earlier forecasts of 361 million lb. to 401 million lb. In addition, the 50.3 million lb. of lead

  • REPORT: Survey IDs trade tensions and ESG policies as top issues for miners

    January 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Global law firm White & Case has released the results of its fourth annual survey on mining and metals, identifying trade and ESG issues as the industry’s top concerns for 2020. White & Case surveyed 64 senior industry decision makers

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    GOLD: Yamana meets production guidance

    January 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Miner Yamana Gold has released 2019 production results with 1.02 million of gold-equivalent oz. slightly exceeding the company’s guidance for 1.01 gold-equivalent oz. Three underground mines in South America: Jacobina, El Penon and Minera Florida appear as outperformers

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    LITHIUM: Court grants Millennial Lithium mining licenses in Argentina

    January 14, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    ARGENTINA – The Mining Court of Salta, Argentina, granted Millennial Lithium’s subsidiary, Proyecto Pastos Grandes, four of the five mining licenses that comprised the properties owned by state company Remsa. The land tenements are located within the Pastos Grandes project.