Canadian Mining Journal

South America

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    GOLD: Altamira expands resource at Cajueiro project

    October 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    BRAZIL – Altamira Gold announced an increase in the resource estimate for its advanced Cajueiro project, located in the northern part of the Mato Grosso state in western Brazil. In a media statement, Altamira said that a study conducted by

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    Hochschild Mining diversifies into rare earths with Chile acquisition

    October 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Hochschild Mining (LON: HOC) has mined precious metal epithermal vein deposits in South America for 50 years and currently operates three underground mines, two in southern Peru and one in southern Argentina. The mines produced 245,325 oz. gold-equivalent or 19.9 million

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    LITHIUM: Lithium Americas feasibility boosts production capacity at Caucharí-Olaroz

    October 2, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    ARGENTINA – Lithium Americas has released an updated feasibility study that boosted the production capacity of Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project in Jujuy province to 40,000 tonnes per annum from 25,000 tonnes per annum. Lithium Americas and Ganfeng Lithium each own 50% of the project. The

  • Innovation: I’MNOVATION challenge targets sustainability in mining

    September 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    A new open innovation program looks to tap ideas from startups around the world to solve some of the mining sector’s most pressing problems. Ennomotive has launched in Chile I’MNOVATION, the open innovation startup program by ACCIONA, a leading multinational

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    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