Yumpag silver mine gets final operating permit

Peruvian miner Buenaventura confirmed it has received its final operating permit from the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines for the start of production at its Yumpag silver mine. The operation, wholly owned by the company, is near the Uchucchacua Unit, Yanahuanca District, Daniel Alcides Carrión Province, Pasco Region. It will be Buenaventura’s flagship asset, said CEO Leandro Garcia. He…

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Goldplay appoints Osterman, Kilofliski

Portuguese-focused, Canadian-based Goldplay Mining has tapped Christopher Osterman as its chief executive officer effective August 4. Catalin Kilofliski, who has been appointed executive chairman, will continue to lead the company’s strategy while current board chair Deepak Malhotra has been appointed as lead independent director. Osterman is a 40-year veteran of all stages of mining in Africa, North and South America…

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Orvana reopens El Valle plant after wall failure

Canadian-based miner Orvana Minerals, owner of the El Valle plant in Spain, has recommenced work at the facility after an August failure at its legacy open-pit wall. The company, which continued to operate the mine’s underground areas during the stoppage and stockpile the material, has verified and upheld all of the country’s safety, environmental and operational standards. The plant initially…

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