‘Social investment commitment’ protest halts Las Bambas

MMG has halted production at its Las Bambas copper mine in Peru beginning local time 20 April after nearby community members entered the operation in protest of what it has called the company’s failure to comply with “social investment commitments” to the area. MMG has staunchly rejected the claims being made by members of the Fuerabamba community, who went on-site…

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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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BHP’s Spence mine begins autonomy journey

BHP said its Spence copper mine in northern Chile inaugurated its first autonomous drill – a milestone that marks the start of implementing different autonomy projects that seek to contribute to safer, more competitive and sustainable operations. The miner deployed a Epiroc Pit Viper 351 drill rig, operated remotely from the Spence Control Room located about 2 kilometers from the…

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