Boliden’s Production Suffers

In its recent earnings report, Boliden said the third quarter could be characterized by extensive maintenance in the mines and other production disturbances. At the same time, they announced that the company’s president and CEO, Lennart Evrell, will resign halfway through 2018 and they are starting the succession program.

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Gardner is Nominated to Lead OSM

President Donald Trump nominated Steven Gardner to be the director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hailed Gardner’s nomination.

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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 increased by 23% to 268,000 tons during the third quarter of 2017.

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Tinka Explores for Zinc in Peru

The president of Canadian mining company Tinka Resources Ltd., Graham Carman, estimated that it will need about $20 million for its Ayawilca project in the next two years, the zinc-silver-lead-tin project located in the Peruvian department of Pasco.

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