Category: Breaking News

EPA, Corps Release New WOTUS Rule

On Tuesday, December 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States” that they believe clarifies federal authority under...

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Buenaventura Temporary Idles Production at Orcopampa

Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., Peru’s largest publicly traded precious metals mining company, announced it is temporarily suspending production at its Orcopampa mine from December 17 through January 31. The decision is...

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Wafi-Golpu Signs MOU With Papua New Guinea

Newcrest Mining Ltd. and its Wafi-Golpu joint venture partner Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state of Papua New Guinea. The MOU is an affirmation of the parties’ intent to...

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Northern Vertex Secures Refinancing Deal

Northern Vertex Mining Corp. has completed the $28 million refinancing announced on December 6. It consists of a $20 million upfront payment from Maverix Metals to the company’s subsidiary Golden Vertex Mining Corp., which holds...

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MVC Inaugurates New Tailings Processing Plant

The Chilean mining company Minera Valle Central (MVC) has recently inaugurated the expansion of its fine tailings processing plant that treats tailings from the Cauquenes Dam. The startup ceremony was attended by President...

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Phase 1 Development Progresses at South Arturo

Development programs under way at Premier Gold Mines’ South Arturo Property located in the Carlin Trend of Nevada, USA, are progressing well with the construction of the Phase 1 open pit and the El Nino underground mine....

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Chinchillas Mine Achieves Commercial Production

On December 1, SSR Mining Inc. declared commercial production at the Chinchillas mine. Activities required to support sustainable ore delivery from the Chinchillas mine to the Pirquitas plant have been completed, including...

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Teck Sells 30% of Quebrada Blanca

Canadian mining company Teck Resources Ltd. has announced that Japanese firms Sumitomo Corp. and Sumitomo Metal Mining will acquire an indirect 30% stake in Compañia Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca S.A. (QBSA) in Chile, which owns...

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Sandvik Drives Digitalization at Hindustan Zinc

Sandvik has received a order to implement a major digital transformation at Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd (SK) mine in India based on its software platform Sandvik OptiMine. It will be one of the most comprehensive digital...

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Capstone Reactivates Santo Domingo

Canada’s Capstone Mining announced positive results for the Santo Domingo project, a copper, iron and gold deposit that they have been studying for years. It is one of the most important mining projects in the Atacama, northern...

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