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Chile looks to majors in bid to boost METS sector

Chile’s state development agency is seeking cooperation from more major mining companies as it revises the ambitious targets it set four years ago for its domestic mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

Gold Fields sells 51% stake in Chucapaca

Gold Fields Ltd has agreed to sells its 51% stake in the Chucapaca project in southern Peru to the owner of the other 49%, Compania de Minas Buenaventura

Not so hot

Lundin Mining Corp has evidently decided the deal Hot Chili Ltd cut with its Chilean partner for the infrastructure needed to develop Hot Chili’s Productora copper project is not what it was hoping. It has sold out of Hot Chili at a big loss less than two years after investing.

The future’s bright, the future’s yellow

Get the oven on. Yellowcake still needs to be baked

Fresnillo solid as a rock

Everyone knows Fresnillo plc has received merger approaches from cash-starved juniors looking for someone to help bankroll their early-stage projects because CEO Octavio Alvídrez said as much at the firm’s half time results presentation in London.

Averting complete disaster

A new insurance product aimed at mitigating the risks associated with rescuing miners in disaster situations has the potential to save the mining industry millions of dollars a year.

Not so hot

Lundin Mining Corp has evidently decided the deal Hot Chili Ltd cut with its Chilean partner for the infrastructure needed to develop Hot Chili’s Productora copper project is not what it was hoping. It has sold out of Hot Chili at a big loss less than two years after investing.

Centaurus studies DSO at Brazil iron-ore project

Centaurus Metals Ltd was starting a feasibility study on a proposed direct-shipping-ore operation (DsO) at its Candonga iron-ore project in southeast Brazil

The Chilean opportunity

Codelco may be grabbing most of the headlines in Chile, but look beyond the world’s biggest copper producer and there are a whole host of junior opportunities waiting in the wings.

Centaurus kicks off Brazil study

Centaurus Metals Ltd is commencing a feasibility study on a proposed direct shipping ore operation (DSO) at its Candonga iron ore project in south-east Brazil.

Colombia’s top gold producer thinks bigger

Mineros SA is considering acquiring a gold project by the end of the year as it looks to expand output beyond its Colombian roots into other Latin American countries.

Better times ahead: Beadell

Brazil-focused gold miner Beadell Resources Ltd is confident of delivering a much improved second half of 2014 following an extremely underwhelming start to the year.

Grade, Glencore keys for Largo

The struggle to commence production has been won, but the battle for a significant chunk of the global vanadium market has only just started for Largo Resources Ltd.

Dix steps in

Australian and Canadian-listed Troy Resources Ltd has asked chairman David Dix to step in as managing director and CEO on an interim basis

JV boost for Hot Chili

Hot Chili Ltd chairman Murray Black says a joint venture (JV) with Chilean resource company Compañía Minera del Pacífico SA (CMP) will transform the company and its flagship Productora copper mine in Chile

Turning point

As Argentina defaults on national debts for, it is not all doom and gloom for mining in the country

Newmont to develop Suriname gold mine

Newmont Mining Corp said it would invest US$900 million to US$1 billion to develop its 4.2Moz Merian gold mine in Suriname, with an eye to starting production in late 2016

Low productivity the test; discovery, growth are bigger investment risks

Mining Journal recently asked its Twitter followers (@MiningOnline) whether they agreed that low productivity is now the greatest business risk facing mining companies.

Two sides of the same coin

Different views of a project are common, but for junior miners and consultants the differences are often deep

A step forward for Codelco

Chile’s state-owned copper miner Codelco has made headway on two fronts after securing US$4 billion of funding for its development plans and naming a new CEO.

Paying the price for prioritising

South American focused gold development company Minera IRL Ltd has taken a haircut on the sale of its Don Nicolas project in Argentina worth some US$30 million in order to devote all its energies toward its Ollachea development in Peru.

Time jump at Cascavel

Two gold juniors have teamed up to take full advantage of a trial mining licence in Brazil, with the aim of generating early cash flow from a high-grade deposit.

Roaster problem delays Codelco’s Ministro Hales

Chilean state-owned copper producer Codelco is facing delays at its newest operation after problems emerged at a copper roaster built to process high arsenic ores from its Ministro Hales mine in Chile.

Vale signs financing deals with two Chinese banks

Vale SA has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with two Chinese banks for financing worth a reported US$7.5 billion

Argentina signs deals to borrow from China

Not to be outdone by neighbour Brazil, Argentina became the second Latin American country to secure loans from Chinese banks during Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to the region

MJ’s LinkedIn group hits 10,000 members

Today, Mining News & Networking, Aspermont’s LinkedIn group dedicated to the mining industry, reached a landmark with the arrival of its 10,000th member

Minera pushes ahead with Peru plans

Minera Gold Ltd has agreed to acquire the San Santiago gold-copper processing plant in southern Peru, which it currently leases, and expects to begin gold shipments this week.

Zacatecas biosphere won’t hit miners, Conanp says

A planned biosphere reserve in Mexico’s Zacatecas state will not impact mining companies and their respective operations, according to the country’s head of protected natural areas commission (Conanp), Luis Fueyo.

Centaurus exodus

Centaurus Metals Ltd has cut its executive and board roles in a cost-cutting move as it looks to attract finance for its Jambreiro iron-ore project in Brazil

Peru to challenge China for number two in copper

Peru’s minister of energy and mines says the country is on track to supplant China as the world’s second-largest copper producer (Chile is the biggest), according to Spanish-language website OutletMinero

Lundin taking aim

Reports of hawks circling round Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc’s Candelaria copper mine in Chile come as no real surprise. With analysts shifting their supply/demand models from surplus to deficit for the red metal in 2014, the race is on to get hold of rich, long life copper deposits in the best jurisdictions before they are all captured.

First Quantum resumes construction in Panama

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has announced the resumption of construction activity at its Cobre Panama copper project

Codelco, LS-Nikko to build metals recovery plant

Chile’s state-owned Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has finalised an agreement with South Korea’s LS-Nikko to construct a metals recovery unit in Mejillones in northern Chile

Cauldron projects back on the boil

At first, plans for a uranium mine at Cauldron Energy Ltd’s Rio Colorado project in Argentina went down like a lead balloon with the local community.

Copper in a state of flux

Copper production and prices are due to have a seesaw couple of years, according to Chile’s copper commission (Cochilco), with prices due to rise in 2014 before falling back next year.

Argentina veto’s glacier law

ARGENTINA’S president, Cristina Fernandez, has vetoed a law protecting the country’s glaciers. The law, which was passed by congress in November, restricted drilling on or near glaciers in the country, and could have restricted development of Barrick Gold Corp’s US$2.4 billion Pascua Lama project straddling the Argentine-Chilean border.

What the future brings

The latest work by the World Economic Forum has focused on defining scenarios for the future of the mining industry. Here the WEF explains just how the future might look

Revenue transparency in the mining sector

Starting as little more than a ‘something must be done’ idea, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has developed into the most prominent standard for good governance in oil and minerals rich countries

Codelco gets US$200 million state funding

Codelco would be allowed to retain US$200 million of its 2013 profit as part of the Chilean government’s effort to help fund a revamp of the company’s aging copper mines, Bloomberg reported
Read articles from the latest Print Edition - MJ 22/08/14
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014

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