Canadian Mining Journal

South America

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    Cordoba CEO discusses next steps at San Matias, JV with Friedland’s HPX

    January 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — It’s early days for Cordoba Minerals (TSXV: CDB; US-OTC: CDBMF) at the San Matias copper-gold property 200 km north of Medellin, Colombia, but there’s already excitement building around its discovery prospects. The company has demonstrated enough grade potential across the 260 sq.

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    Great Panther to buy Coricancha from Nyrstar

    January 9, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Junior silver miner Great Panther Silver (TSX: GPR; NYSE-MKT: GPL) has struck a deal with Nyrstar to acquire the European smelting giant’s shuttered Coricancha polymetallic mine complex, 90 km by road east of Lima, Peru. Great Panther wants to bring the 600-tonne-per-day

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    SAFETY: Metso receives two safety awards in Chile

    December 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – Metso Corporation, the Finnish supplier of mineral processing and material handling products, has been recognized with two awards for its proactive and dedicated efforts in occupational safety. One of the awards was presented to Metso for its outstanding

  • FERTILIZERS: Mosaic to buy Vale’s fertilizer business

    December 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PLYMOUTH, MN – The Mosaic Company has announced plans to purchase Vale SA’s fertilizer business for US$2.5 billion. Mosaic is offering US$1.25 billion in cash and the other half through the issuance of 42.3 million shares to Vale. With an

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    GOLD: Lundin signs agreement for Fruta del Norte development

    December 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Lundin Gold of Vancouver says it has signed the exploitation agreement covering its Fruta del Norte (FDN) gold project. The signing followed the approval of the FDN environmental impact study and the issuance of an environmental licence in

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    GOLD-SILVER: Continental’s Buritica project granted environmental permit

    December 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    COLOMBIA – Toronto based Continental Gold has received the environmental permit for its Buritica expansion project in Antioquia. The permit was issued by the Colombian National Authority of Environmental Licences. The permit allows Continental Gold to expand the current small

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    Advantage Lithium to acquire up to 75% of Orocobre’s Cauchari project

    November 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lithium producer Orocobre (TSX: ORI; ASX: ORE) plans to partner with junior Advantage Lithium (TSXV: AAL) on its Cauchari lithium project in northwestern Argentina’s Jujuy province. Cauchari is about 15 km south of Orocobre’s flagship Olaroz lithium facility, and sits adjacent to a

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    BASE & PRECIOUS METALS: Commissioning begins at Duran’s Aguila Norte processing plant

    November 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Commissioning has begun at its Aguila Norte concentrator, says 80% owner Duran Ventures of Toronto. The facility will be made available for custom milling of ore from the numerous small scale miners in the region. The 100-t/d polymetallic

  • COPPER-GOLD: Teck to acquire AQM Copper, boost share of Zafranal project

    November 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Teck Resources of Vancouver has inked an agreement to acquire all the common shares of AQM Copper in Toronto. AQM’s  principal asset is a 30% indirect interest in the Zafranal copper-gold property 90 km northwest of Arequipa. Teck

  • WATER TREATMENT: Codelco awards new Chuquicamata division plant to SNC-Lavalin

    November 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CHILE – SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), one of the largest copper producers in the world, for the replacement of its effluent treatment plant at the Chuquicamata

  • Pressure grows on Samarco, one year after tailings disaster

    November 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Legal and financial pressures are mounting on Samarco, one year after a tailings dam failure sent 60 million m3 of mine waste and sludge into Brazil’s Rio Doce River system. A federal court in Minas Gerais state has ruled that BHP

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    COPPER: Hudbay resumes mining at Constancia

    November 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PERU – Hudbay Minerals has resumed operations at the Constancia copper-molybdenum mine following the negotiation of a peaceful resolution to the occupation of the open pit. The Peruvian government aided in the negotiations. Hudbay announced last week that it had