Copper

Pampa Camarones could be reactivated next year

September 2017: An Environmental Impact Statement has been submitted for the Pampa Camarones mining project, and it is currently being evaluated. Its approval would give the green light to reactivating this project, located in the XV…



Cochilco raises projections

August 2017: Over the last weeks, copper has registered surprising variations that could lead to the revival of investment by yearend. Between July 24th and 28th, the red metal registered an increase of 4.7% compared to…




Walls and bridges

December 2016: Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential elections sent financial and commodity markets into overdrive, but not in the way many doom-mongering analysts had predicted. Rather than the global meltdown in financial…


Teck to take control of Zafranal

November 2016: Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK; NYSE: TCK) is looking to take a majority stake in the Zafranal Cu-Au Project in Arequipa, Peru, after reaching a deal to acquire mining junior AQM Coppper (TSXV:…


Trump’s bump

November 2016:  Copper prices have soared to their highest level since the middle of 2015 as markets reacted to the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States. Prices closed on…


Opportunities in the crisis

November 2016: As the fall in metals prices forces many mining companies into financial straits, many are having to sell assets and operations in order to generate cash flow just to stay in business. This…