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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BacTech hires sustainable mining vet as COO

BacTech Environmental Corp. has hired David Tingey as chief operating officer. He will oversee operations development and management across the company, setting and driving strategic recommendations that support immediate shareholder interests in its Ponce Enriquez, Ecuador bioleaching project and its evolving South American growth strategy. The strategic addition of Tingey comes on the heels of the company announcing robust and…

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