Chile

Investors look to South America

May 2018: The high price of metals suggests the industry is recovering — but insiders remain cautious about what’s to come. The Chilean Copper Commission maintained its forecasted evaluation of copper at US$3,06 per pound for…




Shunned Proyecto Dominga could go ahead

April 2018: On Friday, the First Environmental Court of Antofagasta expressed its support of the claim made by Andes Iron in 2017, which was made after the Coquimbo Environmental Assessment Commission and Committee of Ministers prohibited the…


Expomin 2018 opens to full attendance

April 2018: During the event, private sector actors supported the pro-investment program put forward by the Mining Ministry, who have begun the program by creating an office dedicated to large investment projects. “We want there…



André Sougarret named executive vice president of ENAMI

April 2018: On Friday 27 April, André Sougarret will leave his position as managing director at El Teniente to assume the role of vice presidenct of ENAMI, Chile´s state-run Mining Development Agency. Sougarret will replace Jaime Pérez de…



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…