Canadian Mining Journal


South America


  • News

    GOLD-BASE METALS: Lundin begins mining of first production stope at Fruta del Norte

    June 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ECUADOR – Vancouver’s Lundin Gold has begun mining the first production stope at its Fruta del Norte gold project near the village of San Antonio. Underground mining has begun although it will be Q3 this year before the processing plant

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    Los Andes Copper envisions big project at Vizcachitas

    June 19, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Los Andes Copper (TSXV: LA) says its Vizcachitas project — a copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit 150 km northeast of Santiago, in central Chile — will be the South American country’s next major copper mine. The project, which would produce copper and molybdenum concentrates

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    Sandspring completes study on Toroparu in Guyana

    June 18, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    When American businessmen Rich Munson and John Adams made their first trip to Guyana as private investors in 1999 and picked up the rights to the 626-sq.-km. Toroparu concession in a remote part of the Upper Puruni River region, the

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    TAILINGS: Inmarsat to monitor dams for Minas Gerais government

    June 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRAZIL – Inmarsat, a leading global supplier of mobile satellite communications, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Minas Gerais state government to explore the potential of internet of things (IoT) solutions for monitoring the integrity of mine tailings dams

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    TECHNOLOGY: Wenco moves into Brazil with TecWise partnership

    May 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Wenco International Mining Systems has created a new partnership with TecWise Sistemas de Automaçãon, a leading provider of technology and communications systems to the Latin American mining industry. This new agreement makes TecWise the exclusive distributor of Wenco

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    Columbus Gold broadens footprint in French Guiana

    May 29, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Columbus Gold (TSX: CGT; US-OTC: CGTFF) wants to become a dominant player in the fledgling gold mining industry in French Guiana, an overseas department of France on the northeast coast of South America, which is made up mainly of tropical rainforest.

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    Lumina Gold advances Cangrejos, Gran Bestia

    May 28, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Lumina Gold (TSXV: LUM) is on track to complete a first-ever resource estimate on its Gran Bestia gold-copper deposit and an updated resource on its Cangrejos gold-copper deposit before year-end. The two deposits in Ecuador are a kilometre apart and 40

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    Bolivian gov’t seeks a new deal with miners, says Minister Navarro

    May 27, 2019 by Special to the Northern Miner

    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA — The Bolivian government is “building a new relation between business and the state,” Bolivia’s Mining and Metallurgy Minister Cesar Navarro tells The Northern Miner in a sit-down interview in his government office. Soon after taking office in January

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    EXPLORATION: South America Snapshot: Eight companies advancing assets

    May 27, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    With its vast mineral potential and pro-mining business environment, South America has long been a home away from home for North American listed mineral explorers, developers and miners. Here is a look at eight such companies that are active at

  • MERGER: Metso closes acquisition of HighService Service in Chile

    May 22, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AMERICA – Metso has successfully completed its acquisition of HighService Service, the service division of the Chilean mining engineering, construction and technology company HighService Corp. HighService Service offers its customers a variety of services from maintenance to commissioning and remote

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    Iamgold on path to production at Saramacca in Suriname

    May 22, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG) has announced that it plans to begin production at its Saramacca open pit gold deposit in the second half of 2019. The mine is located 18 km from the company’s Rosebel mine in Suriname. Ore is

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    EXCAVATORS: Komatsu introduces two new hydraulic versions

    May 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ILLINOIS –  Komatsu America recently introduced the new PC1250SP-11 and PC1250LC-11 Tier 4 final (T4F) emissions certified hydraulic excavators.  These new models have SAA6D170E-7 engines with two Komatsu diesel particulate filters (KDPF) that do not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)