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Jun 12, 2014
Argentina-focused explorer Samco Gold has recently struck an option agreement in the form of a binding letter of intent allowing proposed joint-venture (JV) partner Pan American Silver (PAS) to earn up to a 60% interest in its flagship El Dorado-Monserrat (EDM)...
May 02, 2014
The project proposes the construction of a greenfield, five-star hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
Mar 10, 2014
Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama on the Argentina side.
Tax, the rise in union activism and a variance in provincial attitudes towards mining are central issues for those investing in Argentina’s mining sector, Holt Abogados partner and Argentinian mining law specialist Florencia Heredia told delegates at the Norton Rose...
Sep 06, 2013
Latin American gold mining company Minera IRL this week received personal congratulations from Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on securing financing for the upcoming development of the Don Nicolás gold mine, in Santa Cruz, Patagonia. Minera IRL...
Aug 09, 2013
Gold and copper miner McEwen Mining on Friday reported record gold-equivalent production of 35 955 oz, comprising 20 988 oz of gold and 778 308 oz of silver, in the second quarter of the year. Production was up 44% year-on-year and 20% higher than in the first...
Jul 05, 2013
Advanced-stage explorer Patagonia Gold on Friday said it had given notice to the TSX to delist its shares, saying its directors believed the trading volume of its shares did not justify the expenses and administrative efforts associated with maintaining its dual...
Mar 14, 2013
Toronto- and London-listed Patagonia Gold on Wednesday said its Lomada de Leiva main heap-leach project, in Santa Cruz province of Argentina was on target to achieve full operational status late in the second quarter, with an expected production target of 14 000 oz...
Mar 12, 2013
Argentina-focused project developer Patagonia Gold on Tuesday said CFO Philip Yee had resigned effective from May 27, to assume a new position as VP and CFO with a mining company in Canada. Financial director Gonzalo Tanoira would assume the role of CFO.
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Nov 30, 2012
Latin America-focused gold miner and project developer Minera IRL said it had completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Ollachea gold project, in Peru, which endowed the project with a pretax net-present value (NPV) of $264-million. The miner on...
Nov 27, 2012
TSX- and Aim-listed Patagonia Gold has migrated to the rank of a junior producer as it starts gold production at its Lomada de Leiva project, in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. The company said on Monday it had poured the first 23.02 kg doré bar after...
Nov 22, 2012
The Mining Secretariat in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province has granted TSX-listed Patagonia Gold the full and final permit for the development and production of the Lomada de Leiva gold project. Lomada de Leiva is a gold and silver project located 40 km south-east of...
Oct 18, 2012
Gold bull McEwen Mining on Thursday said it had discovered a new gold vein system, the Emilia vein, at its 49%-owned San Jose mine, in Mexico. The new vein was located within the known mineralised San Jose area, and had been traced over a strike length of more than...
Jun 25, 2012
New York- and Toronto-listed Coeur d'Alene Mines said it would evaluate strategic and operational alternatives for its Martha mine, in Santa Cruz, Argentina, to reduce its high operating costs during the remainder of the mine’s short expected mine life. The US-based...
Jun 18, 2012
TSX-listed Yamana Gold on Monday announced it would buy emerging gold and silver junior Extorre Gold Mines, sending the junior company’s share price soaring 64.17% in Toronto. Yamana had set its sights on Extorre’s high-grade Cerro Moro project, located in Santa...
May 08, 2012
US-based precious-metals miner Coeur d’Alene on Monday posted higher first-quarter earnings, on the back of stronger gold and silver prices, significantly reduced costs of silver production and resumed mining at its Kensington mine, in Alaska. Earnings rose 11%...
Apr 19, 2012
TSX- and NYSE-listed McEwen Mining on Wednesday said first-quarter production at the San Jose mine totalled 1.36-million ounces of silver and 20 357 oz of gold – down from production in the same period last year. The San Jose mine, in which McEwen holds a 49% stake,...
Mar 07, 2012
Dec 05, 2011
Goldcorp Inc raised its annual dividend by 32%, and said it was on track with its mine plan for the Cerro Negro gold project in southern Argentina. Goldcorp, one of the world's top gold miners, raised its annual dividend to 54 cents a share, its third increase in 13...
 
 
 
 
Sep 30, 2011
Clontarf Energy successfully listed on AIM in April 2011. It was formed by a merger of Hydrocarbon Exploration an unlisted company with projects in Bolivia, Ghana and the US and Persian Gold with a project in Ghana and dormant mineral projects in Iran.
Apr 01, 2011
AngloGold Ashanti expects to start a heap leach project in the second half of 2011 at its Cerro Vanguardia gold/silver mine in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, mine sustainability manager Eduardo Garcia de las Longas told Mining Weekly Online. Cerro Vanguardia...
Mar 28, 2011
TSX-V-listed Hunt Mining is drilling at its La Josefina project, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, in the hopes of increasing the current mineral resource. Hunt's local subsidiary, Cerro Cazador, won a public bid to explore, develop and mine La Josefina from...
Mar 23, 2011
Vancouver-based Argentex Mining could produce about 657 000 oz of silver and 6 400 oz of gold a year by mining near-surface oxide resources at its Pinguino project, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, the firm said on Tuesday. Argentex has completed a preliminary...
Jan 14, 2011
Aim-listed Stratex International on Friday announced the completion of its agreement with Thani Ashanti, to explore and develop five gold projects on Stratex's 2 780-km²-land position in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The agreement, signed in October, included a $500 000...
Dec 14, 2010
Local authorities in Argentina's Santa Cruz province have approved an environmental impact assessment on the Cerro Negro project, which is owned by Andean Resources. Andean agreed earlier this year to a takeover by Canada's second-biggest gold producer, Goldcorp,...
Oct 15, 2010
The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has given the go ahead for the C$3,6-billion takeover of Andean Resource by Canadian-miner Goldcorp. Goldcorp was offering Andean shareholders the option of exchanging their shares for 0,14 common shares, or a...
Sep 16, 2010
Voting by lawmakers on a proposed law to protect glaciers in Argentina continues to face delays, and there is doubt from several sides whether an agreement can be reached. The bill aims to protect the country's glaciers by banning industrial activity in sensitive...
Sep 03, 2010
The CEOs of Canada's Goldcorp and Eldorado Gold were playing their cards close on Friday, after both companies disclosed they had made takeover offers for junior Andean Resources. Both Goldcorp and Eldorado want to get their hands on Andean's flagship Cerro Negro...
Aug 13, 2010
An integrated steel mill, the biggest industrial investment in Brazil in the past ten years, is being built by materials and technology group ThyssenKrupp, in Rio de Janeiro, at a cost of €5,2-billion, and promises to provide jobs and training for the local communities.
 
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2010
Precious-metals-miner Endeavour Silver on Wednesday reported a record second-quarter silver and gold output from its two operating mines, in Mexico. President and COO Godfrey Walton also said that the company was well ahead of its 3,1-million-ounce silver production...
Jun 11, 2010
US precious-metals-miner Coeur d'Alene Mines plans to halt operations at its Martha mine, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, local media reports. The gold/silver operation will close but Coeur plans to keep the mine on care and maintenance until it finds a buyer,...
May 07, 2010
The Mining Secretariat in Argentina's Santa Cruz province has approved the environmental-impact study and issued a permit for a trial heap leach operation at Patagonia Gold's Lomada de Leiva gold project, located in the Argentine Patagonia. The project is being...
Apr 05, 2010
Underground mining and heap leach projects aimed at boosting production at AngloGold Ashanti's Cerro Vanguardia mine, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, are progressing well, and the current openpit operation has also had an excellent start to the year, mine GM...
Jan 22, 2010
Mineral exploration activity in Argentina in 2009 was four times as much as the historical average, according to the country's National Mining Secretariat. Despite the global economic crisis, which prompted miners around the world to curtail exploration budgets,...
Jan 08, 2010
Australia's Andean Resources will spend $200-million to build its Cerro Negro gold and silver project, in the north of the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, the company informed the South American country's Minister of Federal Planning and Public Investment, Julio De...
Dec 09, 2009
Explorer Argentex Mining has initiated a 2009/10 drilling program at its flagship Pinguino property in Santa Cruz, Argentina, the firm reported this week. The early phase of the program will focus on expanding high-grade silver/gold and silver/zinc/indium targets,...
Nov 06, 2009
South America is a continent whose richness in natural resources became legendary through myths such as El Dorado or the Emerald Mountain. Neither of these ever existed, of course, but today the continent produces antimony, bauxite, coal, cobalt, copper, gold,...
Oct 30, 2009
Production has resumed at the San Jose mine, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, after workers called a truce with the company, although 11 people have been fired. The San Jose gold/silver deposit belongs to Minera Santa Cruz, in which Hochschild Mining owns 51% and...
Sep 15, 2009
Vancouver-based Argentex Mining has received an initial mineral resource estimate for its Pinguino property, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province At a 50 g/t silver-equivalent cut-off, the property contains 7,32-million tons of indicated resources, grading 32,54 g/t...
 
 
 
 
Aug 26, 2009
The first underground blast took place this week at AngloGold Ashanti's Cerro Vanguardia mine, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province. AngloGold has a 92,5% interest in the currently-openpit mine and Fomicruz, owned by the province of Santa Cruz, holds the balance.
Jul 10, 2009
South Africa’s structural-steel export council International Steel Fabricators (ISF) has returned from a successful marketing excursion to Argentina where it organised for three of its leading engineering company members, Cosira, DSE and Vital Engineering, to network...
Jun 08, 2009
AngloGold Ashanti's Cerro Vanguardia mine, in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, continues to pursue legal action against a new mineral export tax imposed by the country's government in December 2007, and is hoping to see the situation resolved, the mine's GM,...
May 21, 2009
An eight hour strike last week by mine workers in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz did not have any material impact on production levels, a senior industry official told Mining Weekly Online. “The work and production were not affected, at all, as the problem was...
May 14, 2009
Mining operations ground to a halt late on Wednesday in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, after the Argentine Mining Workers Association (AOMA) called a province-wide, open-ended strike. The union wants the government to intervene in a dispute with a truck drivers'...
 
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