Category: Exploration Briefs

Codelco Inaugurates Chuqui Underground

by Oscar Martinez, E&MJ’s Latin American editor CALAMA, Chile—Corporacion Nacional del Cobre (Codelco), the world’s largest copper producer, officially opened its underground operations at the gigantic Chuquicamata mine on...

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Maclean Engineering Plans Nevada Expansion

Canadian-based MacLean Engineering is planning to advance significantly into the United States with the appointment of Dan Millette as U.S. sales manager. He will relocate to Elko, Nevada. This initial keystone step in the...

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Cliffs Celebrates Northshore Expansion

Cleveland Cliffs held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its expansion at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minnesota. The company is celebrating the startup of the new production equipment, including supporting infrastructure, which...

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Veladero Will Receive US$34M Investment

Canadian mining company Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold producer, and Chinese Shandong Gold Group plan to invest nearly US$34 million within the next two years at the Veladero mine, located in San Juan, Argentina. This...

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Court Decision Allows Continued Operations at Porgera

Recently, the National Court of Papua New Guinea ruled that the provisions of the country’s 1992 Mining Act applied to the Porgera gold mine, allowing it to continue operating while the application to extend its Special Mining...

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems Will Restructure MTU Brands

The MTU brand will soon be more clearly a part of its parent company, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, through a restructuring and rebranding initiative. The new brand structure will support the PS 2030 strategy of the Power Systems...

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Minnesota Court Upholds Nonferrous Mining Rules

On August 5, the Minnesota State Court of Appeals unanimously rejected a challenge from environmental groups against the state’s nonferrous mining rules, which directly affects the development of PolyMet’s NorthMet project. The...

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Barrick Will Close Lagunas Norte

Barrick Gold, the world’s second-largest producer of precious metals, recently said it will put its Peruvian Lagunas Norte under care and maintenance while the mine team evaluates the potential for sulfur resources. The...

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Kinross Will Buy Chulbatkan Project

Kinross Gold Corp. announced an agreement with N-Mining Ltd. to acquire Chulbatkan, a high-quality, heap-leach development project in Russia, for total fixed consideration of $283 million, including approximately $113 million in...

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