The British Embassy in Santiago and the Infrastructure and Energy Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized during Chile's Expomin 2018 Mining Fair the international seminar, Innovation in the lithium supply chain. Views from Latin America and the United Kingdom. Britain participated with a pavilion at Expomin, which is the largest mining exhibition in the Latin-American region.
The Santiago office of the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Embassy participated at Expomin 2018, as part of the Embassy’s campaign to support British companies in the mining sector. This is the second time that the UK has attended and participated with a British Pavilion.
The 5th Annual Global Mining Technology Forum will be held in October 2014 in Santiago to discuss the mining industry's way forward in technology adaptation. Fleming Gulf Conferences has announced that the 5th edition of it's flagship mining conference will take place in October 2014 in Santiago, Chile.
The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold, on December 6 and 7 in Lima, Peru, the Meeting of Government Experts on the Management of Socio-Environmental Conflict for the countries of Central America and the Andean Region.
Two major mining companies, Barrick Gold and Collahuasi, both plan to dramatically increase investments in their northern Chile gold and copper operations despite rising inflation and increased production costs.
Brazil’s recently sworn in government, is concerned about increasing foreign interests in its mining assets and is looking in to the possibility of restricting foreign purchases of mines, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.
Thirty-three miners who have been trapped underground in a northern Chile mine for the past 17 days are all alive, President Sebastian Piñera announced Sunday. Rescuers heard hammering noises when they sent a new probe into the mine.
Chilean president Sebastián Piñera called for the resignation of top officials from the national mining regulatory body (the National Geologic and Mining Service of Chile, Sernageomin) as a result of last Thursday’s mine collapse in northern Chile, where 33 miners remain trapped. Sernageomin’s national director, the regional director and the sub-director of were all named in the announcement.
Jean Paul Luksic, executive president of Chilean company Antofagosta PLC, met this week with authorities and the press at the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field in Minneapolis to present the joint mining project developed with Duluth Metals – a venture now estimated to cost 2 billion US dollars.
Norway’s Norsk Hydro ASA (OSL: NHY), Europe’s third largest aluminum maker, agreed to buy mining and smelting assets from Vale (NYSE: VALE) in a deal valued at 4.9 billion US dollars, boosting its control over raw materials used in production.