Chile Tag

Chilean authorities have approved BHP’s (ASX:BHP) US$2.5 billion expansion of its Spence copper, according to a local paper. El Mercurio reported that Chile’s Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) has unanimously approved the project, which is currently the second largest mining investment under evaluation in the South American...

Authorities, leading industry players and unions in Argentina are expected to sign a federal mining agreement that will unify existing legislation across the country. The long-awaited agreement will come as a boon to the industry as mining investors have increasingly favoured neighbouring countries Chile and Peru,...

BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) is advancing towards the sale of its Cerro Colorado mine having held talks with a number of potential buyers. The facility is one of the mining giant’s smaller Chilean copper operations and has been considered surplus to requirements after being put up for...

Two of the world’s biggest gold producers, Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) and Goldcorp (TSX:G) will team up to advance a number of mining projects based in Northern Chile. The Canadian miners will back a 50-50 joint venture focusing on the development of the Cerro Casale project in...

Copper mining firm Antofagasta (LSE:ANTO) is confident that improved market conditions in the metal mining industry will persist into the future, on the back of a close to 80% jump in earnings over 2016. The Chile-focused miner, one of the oldest listed companies on the London...