State mining rights falls short in Chilean vote

A proposal to give Chile exclusive mining rights over lithium, hydrocarbons and rare earth metals as well as majority ownership of copper mines in the country has failed to pass the constitutional assembly, reported Reuters.  The proposal, which faced strong opposition from the country’s mining industry, needed a supermajority of 103 votes to be included into the draft of a…

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Deny Anglo American extension permit: Chilean regulator

Photo: Anglo American A Chilean environmental regulator has recommended that Anglo American’s permit application to extend its Los Bronces copper project not be granted.  The global miner said the Environmental Assessment Service of Chile (SEA) confirmed that the $3.3 billion project “satisfies all relevant environmental regulation but bases its adverse recommendation on an alleged lack of information during the evaluation…

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La Coipa pours first gold

Kinross Gold’s La Coipa project in Chile has marked a significant milestone in its new life as an active operation: the pouring of its first gold bar. The Canadian miner said the news comes just one month after it confirmed the start of commissioning at the project’s plant in early February. With work advancing on time and within budget, crews…

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Kinross to suspend operations in Russia

After confirming 23 February that its assets in Russia were unaffected by new U.S sanctions and were operational, the Canadian-based senior miner said 2 March it was in the process of idling its portfolio in the region. Kinross executives said the company is “deeply concerned” about destruction and loss of life in Ukraine and offered support to those suffering in…

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Thiess deploys Liebherr T 264s at Chilean copper mine

Thiess said five new electric drive Liebherr T 264s are making an impression in Chile with their distinctive Thiess-blue trays, cementing its commitment to growing in the region.   The trucks expand the mining contractor’s 240-tonne fleet range to deliver clients productivity and efficiency gains by allowing faster cycle times and higher load capacity. The T 264s have been deployed to…

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