Protestors making threats against Hochschild’s Inmaculada

It is not known if production has been impacted as a result of a movement by Peruvian demonstrators that have set Hochschild’s Inmaculada silver-gold mine in the Ayacucho Department in their sights. Protestors blocked the entrance to the mine, the producer’s largest in Peru, on 27 October, the company confirmed to Reuters on 31 October. Officials for the company said…

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Copper ops up and moving at Anglo’s Quellaveco

Anglo American, following the receipt of final regulatory clearances and after successful testing, has started long-awaited commercial operations at its Quellaveco mine in Peru. Chief executive Duncan Wanblad said the mine, which is expected to produce 300,000 tonnes annually of copper equivalent volume on average over the first decade of life, could add as much as 10% to its global…

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Three dead in mudslide at Yauricocha

Canadian miner Sierra Metals has reported the deaths of three contractor employees during a mudslide incident at its underground Yauricocha mine in Peru. Sierra Metals said the mudslide took place at approximately 4:00 p.m. (Lima Time) on September 11. One contractor employee was injured and three were killed. “The safety and wellbeing of all employees and contractors is a major…

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Peru launches training workshop for Puno region miners

The Ministry of Energy and Mines in Peru (MINEM) has just commenced its fourth round of face-to-face workshops geared toward its formalized small mining and artisanal mining operators in the Puno region. MINEM said the education is focused on performing sustainable activities and has so far trained 1,057 operators in 10 regions of the country: Madre de Dios, Puno, Arequipa,…

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Anglo’s Quellaveco marks first copper

Anglo American’s Quellaveco, which is set to increase Peru’s copper production by up to 10% in full operations, has marked the milestone of first copper concentrate production in the Moquegua region. The benchmark comes ahead of the mine’s receipt of its final regulatory clearance for commercial operations to begin. Mine development head Tom McCulley said the achievement was on time…

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Digitalisation, AI at core of new Hudbay, Strayos pairing

Canadian miner Hudbay and visual intelligence group Strayos have joined forces to improve safety, efficiency and productivity at the former’s Constancia mine in Peru to implement Mining 4.0. Strayos, developer of several AI-based technology platforms, has created several suites of AI-powered tools to improve mining operations from prospect to profit. Over scheduled phases, Hudbay will add the Strayos Mine Site…

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Protest keeping Peru mine suspended: report

Officials from Peru’s mining chamber confirmed 14 March that operations at Southern Copper’s Cuajone copper operation is nearing the end of its second week with operations idled due to protesters who have blocked a key transport artery. According to a Reuters report that has cited Sociedad Nacional de Minera Petroleo y Energia’s (SNMPA) statement in Spanish, the regulatory group has…

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Trevali completes Santander sale

Trevali Mining has completed its divestment of its 100% interest in the Santander zinc-lead-silver operation in Peru to Cerro De Pasco Resources. The deal, first announced 8 November, was made for C$1 million in cash, 10 million common shares of CDP and a 1% net smelter return royalty on some areas of Santander. Trevali said it sold the mine to…

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