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The race for lithium

April 2018: Exploration activity is increasing globally, with lithium being one of the key minerals generating interest. In a report on global exploration trends, S&P Global Market Intelligence revealed that junior companies invested US$157M in the…


Cobalt potential tapped into in Atacama region

April 2018: With the race on to supply the burgeoning electric vehicle industry, Chile’s Production Development Corporation (“CORFO”), the National Service of Geology and Mining (“Sernageomin”) and the University of Chile released a report last December…




New Mining Minister takes office

March 2018: After being sworn in as the incumbent Minister of Mining, Baldo Prokurica reiterated the need for development and investment in the local industry. Among the challenges that his office will face include reactivating…



Vizcachitas is located in the Rocin Valley, Region V, 150km NE of Santiago

Attract investment

March 2018: Now that Chile occupies the eight place in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of attractive destinations for mining investments, a challenge for the incoming government will be to reactivate foreign investment and ratify…


Chile returns to the table

February 2018: Chile has been at the center of a debate during the last month. The reason: lithium. After a long dispute over disagreements in lease contracts, CORFO and SQM sealed an agreement to continue with…


Junior companies were cautious in 2017

February 2018: Only 38% of small and medium-scale exploration companies reported their project activities over the last year, according to the Exploration Companies Register recently published by Cochilco. It identified 114 companies with exploration projects…


Kingsgate plans further drilling at Nueva Esperanza

February 2018: Kingsgate Consolidated (ASX:KCN) is progressing with a drilling campaign that aims to expand the mineral resources at its Nueva Esperanza project, following recently released results for the silver rich area at West Cerro…