Chile



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…


Mirasol seeks a JV partner

February 2018: Mirasol Resources (TSXV: MRZ; OTCPK: MRZLF) has announced the acquisition of the Zeus HSE gold project, located 40km ESE of the Salares Norte HSE discovery by Gold Fields. Zeus comprises 18,480ha of contiguous…


A year of recovery

January 2018: Recovery within the industry was slow and steady during 2017. The red metal price significantly increased during the last quarter of the year, leading to increased project portfolio forecasts and increased contributions to the…