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Corriente Resources’ mining camp in Ecuador set on fire

30 March 2020 - 15:06
The Esperanza camp, which is part of the San Carlos Panantza mining complex in Ecuador, was intentionally set on fire and destroyed this weekend, according to information made public by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Non-Renewable Resources.

Bolivia’s largest mine suspends operations as virus controls tighten

29 March 2020 - 14:19
Bolivia’s San Cristóbal mine, a huge deposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations after the country imposed tough rules to halt the spread of coronavirus, its operator Minera San Cristóbal said in a statement on Friday.

Petra Diamonds halts 2020 production target

28 March 2020 - 14:39
Petra Diamonds (LON:PDL) has had to halt its production outlook for fiscal 2020 as it is closing its mines in South Africa for a mandatory 21-day lockdown aimed at tackling the worsening coronavirus pandemic.

Despite shutdowns, there’s enough gold refining to meet demand — LBMA

28 March 2020 - 14:35
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) said on Friday there was more than enough gold refining capacity in the world to meet demand and that refiners, shippers and banks were working to make sure metal could be transported.

Australia’s iron ore giants push workers to stay at mine sites to escape coronavirus

28 March 2020 - 14:29
Australia’s iron ore giants are looking to reduce the threat to their operations from a coronavirus pandemic, by pushing workers to spend weeks on site away from families and relocate from the eastern seaboard, company and union officials said on Friday.

Mine closure impact on global copper supply

28 March 2020 - 14:23
The collapse of the copper price and the containment measures taken for the coronavirus pandemic are posing a significant risk to global copper mine supply and project development, Nick Pickens, research director at Wood Mackenzie said in a note this week.

Polyus to launch covid-19 response fund in Russia

28 March 2020 - 14:21
Polyus will co-found a fund in cooperation with the Far East Development Fund (FEDF) to finance activities aimed at preventing the spread of covid-19 in the Russian Far East region.

Namibia suspends mining operations as coronavirus lockdown takes effect

28 March 2020 - 14:17
Namibia on Saturday ordered mining companies to cease operations for three weeks as the country entered its first day of a partial lockdown and stepped up measures to curb coronavirus infections which currently stand at eight people.

Sprott faces operations challenges at Chile mine

27 March 2020 - 14:52
The ongoing covid-19 pandemic has created “significant operating and financial challenges” for Sprott Resource Holdings’ (TSX: SRHI) primary operating asset Minera Tres Valles (MTV), the company stated in its 2019 annual report.

Worldwide mining disruptions

27 March 2020 - 14:46
On a global scale, work is grinding to a halt and operations at mines are being temporarily suspended as majors and minors move to enact measures to protect against the spread of covid-19.
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