Canadian Mining Journal

South America

  • News

    McEwen comments on uncertainty in Argentina

    May 28, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The following article is reprinted with permission from CMJ’s sister publication The Northern Miner.

  • COPPER-GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Goldcorp halts work at El Morro

    April 30, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CHILE – The Supreme Court of Chile has suspended the environmental permit for the El Morro copper-gold development in Chile, forcing all work to stop. The original permit, issued in March 2011, has been suspended until certain…

  • News

    PUMPING: MDX technology from GIW lowers operating costs

    April 16, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GROVETOWN, Georgia – GIW Industries, perhaps the best known maker of centrifugal slurry pumps, recently installed MDX pump technology at a major Chilean copper mine. One result was a dramatic reduction of total cost of ownership, and the…

  • News

    SALE: Dia Bras to unload Peruvian hydro assets in $48-M deal

    February 21, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – Dia Bras Exploration of Toronto reports its subsidiary Sociedad Minera Corona has agreed to sell its hydroelectric assets to Volcan Compania Minera for US$46.78 million. Dia Bras will net US$24.5 million by virtue of its 81.7%…

  • News

    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Inmet’s Cobre Panama gets environmental green light

    January 3, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – Inmet Mining of Toronto has received approval from the Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM), an arm of the Panamanian government, for its Cobre Panama copper project. Approval of the environmental and social impact assessment…

  • Feature

    Barrick completes $50M wind farm in Chile

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Barrick Gold Corporation announces the completion of the $50-million Punta Colorado Wind Farm, located in the town La Higuera in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. The project, consisting of 10 wind turbines that generate 20 megawatts of power, is…

  • Feature

    Strategic alliance between Canadian/Chinese firms

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Dumas Contracting Ltd. and JCHX Mining Managment Co., Ltd., a leading Chiinese mining contractor, have signed a Strategic Alliance agreement that covers supporting Chinese clients with projects in Dumas’ core markets of Canada and Latin America.

  • News

    MINERAL PROCESSING: Outotec to supply equipment for Sierra Gorda mill

    November 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CHILE – Finnish mineral processing specialist, Outotec, has signed a contract with Quadra FNX of Vancouver to supply mineral processing equipment to the new copper-molybdenum concentrator at the Sierra Gorda, close to Antofagasta.

  • News

    MONEY: Argentina announces change to foreign currency transfer regulations

    October 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BUENOS AIRES – The announcement of changes to foreign currency transfer regulations by the Government of Argentina may not be looked at favourably by the many Canadian mineral producers in that country.

  • News

    GUEST PERSPECTIVE: Chilean consulting engineers set sights on Toronto

    October 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The association of consulting engineers in Chile (Asociacion de Empresas Consultoras de Ingenieria de Chile (AIC)) is heading for Toronto in November on a special mission. They are primarily hoping to make partnerships and other connections in…

  • News

    NICKEL SALE: HudBay unloads Guatemalan ferro-nickel project

    August 8, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GUATEMALA – Toronto-based HudBay Minerals announced the sale of its Fenix ferro-nickel project to the Russians. The Solway Group has agreed to pay US$140 million in cash at closing and US$30 million upon the satisfaction of certain conditions…

  • Feature

    Students provide great resource

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When it comes to hiring students for part-time employment, the Canadian mining industry is almost second to none. With a shortfall of 100,000 workers predicted within the next decade, the mining industry is concerned about these prospects and…