Chile, Ecuador restart Llurimagua discussions

Chile and Ecuador have resumed negotiations over a partnership to develop a major copper deposit in the northern Imbabura province of Ecuador after a yearlong impasse, reported Bloomberg. Ecuador Energy and Mines Minister Xavier Vera said that Chile’s state copper producer Codelco has agreed to a request by its Ecuadorian counterpart Enami to suspend two arbitration processes over the jointly…

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Codelco partners on creation of free carbon footprint calculator

Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has announced the development of a free-to-use platform for mining suppliers to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in an effort to decarbonize the industry. The Chilean miner has partnered with the Bank Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Alta Ley Corporation, and the Association of Industrial Mining Suppliers (Aprimin) on the project. Codelco said the…

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Codelco’s Radomiro Tomic selects Foresight

Chilean miner Codelco has submitted an order with Metso Outotec for delivery of its Foresight semi-mobile primary gyratory (SMPG) crushing plant for its Radomiro Tomic copper mine near Calama, El Loa province. Financial details for the order were not released, but Metso Outotec said it has been booked with its 3Q21 received orders under its minerals arm. A timeline for…

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