Category: Latin America

Tahoe Lays Off Miners in Guatemala

Tahoe Resources has terminated 250 Minera San Rafael employees at its Escobal mine in Guatemala due to the company being unable to resume mining following its mining license suspension on July 5. Despite this difficult decision,...

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SSR Receives EIA Approval for Chinchillas Project

Argentine regulatory authorities have approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Puna Operations Inc.’s Chinchillas project in Jujuy Province. Development activities will commence, according to SSR Mining, with first...

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Ero Reports Progress With Vermelhos Development

Ero Copper has reported continued progress in the development of its Vermelhos underground copper mine in Bahia, Brazil. Through October, approximately 1,167 meters (m) of underground development had been completed, comprising...

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Coeur Sells Bartolomé to Argentum

Coeur Mining plans to sell its subsidiary, Empresa Minera Manquiri S.A., which owns and operates the San Bartolomé mine and processing facility located near Potosí, Bolivia, to Argentum Investments AB, a privately held Swedish...

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Argonaut Acquires Cerro del Gallo Project in Mexico

Argonaut Gold has reached an agreement with Primero Mining Corp. to obtain the Cerro del Gallo (CDG) project through the purchase of all the shares of Primero’s subsidiary San Anton Resource Corp. for $15 million in cash, which...

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Operations Resume at Uchucchacua Mine in Peru

Compañia de Minas Buenaventura, Peru’s largest publicly traded precious metals mining company, reported that its Uchucchacua mine has resumed operations. A task force, “mesa de trabajo,” was established on November 3 by the...

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LSC to Acquire Mina Teresa in Argentina

LSC Lithium Corp., together with its subsidiaries, has entered into a binding letter of intent to purchase all shares of Alqa Lithium S.A., the sole owner of the Mina Teresa project covering 2,595 hectares in the Salar de...

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Production Commences at San Rafael

Americas Silver Corp. has initiated production at its San Rafael mine as the sole source of mill feed for the company’s Cosalá Operations in Sinaloa, Mexico. Initially, the company is targeting a throughput of 1,500 metric tons...

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Escondida’s Copper Production Ramps Up

Minera Escondida has finally shaken off the effects of a labor strike that impacted production at the mine for 44 days between February and March. The mining company, which is owned by BHP, reported that copper production had...

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Fortuna Starts Building Lindero Gold Project

Fortuna Silver Mines has started construction of its 100% owned Lindero gold project in Salta province, northwest Argentina. Gold recovered to doré will average 96,000 ounces per year (oz/y) over a mine life of 15 years, with...

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