Canadian Mining Journal

South America

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    Snapshot: Juniors in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

    March 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    For mineral explorers and developers, the northern Andean countries of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are a potent combination of richly endowed metal mineralization and under-explored terrain, all hosted in relatively mining-friendly jurisdictions. Here’s a look at eight juniors with active

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    Lupaka nears production at Invicta

    March 15, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lupaka Gold (TSXV: LPK) has tabled a positive preliminary economic assessment of its fully funded, 316 sq. km Invicta underground gold-copper project in Peru, 120 km north of Lima. It aims to begin production by the end of 2018 with low

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    Dynacor’s artisanal mining strategy pays dividends

    March 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The company buys ore from registered artisanal miners in Peru and processes it into doré at its Veta Dorada plant, 600 km south of Lima. The processing plant poured its first gold in October 2016 and last year produced 79,897

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    GOLD: Lundin raises $400M for Fruta del Norte development

    February 26, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Vancouver-based Lundin Gold has made a US$400-million private placement that, with the recent senior debt facility, provides the funding to complete development of the Fruta del Norte gold project in the Cordillera del Condor region. Lundin issues approximately

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    GOLD: Barrick outlines long term plans for growth

    February 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Barrick Gold is spreading the word about how its long term investments will drive  shareholder value. The company says its plans are sustainable and have much upside potential. The timing of the release comes as Barrick is close

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    COPPER: Southern Copper wins $2B Michiquillay property

    February 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Southern Copper Corp., part of Grupo Mexico, is the winning bidder for the massive Michiquillay copper property in Cajamarca. The auction was held by Proinversion, the Peruvian investment agency. Southern Copper’s bid was US$400 million and a 3%

  • 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