Latin America

Antapaccay copper mine is located in the Yauri district of Espinar Province, southern Peru, at 4,100 metres above sea level. Xstrata acquired the Tintaya open pit mine, comprising of the Antapaccay and the Coroccohuayco deposits, from BHP Billiton in 2006. The Antapaccay deposit is situated approximately 10km from the Tintaya…
The Antamina copper-zinc mine is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, approximately 285km north of Lima in the Department of Ancash. The elevation of the mine is 4,300m above sea level. The mine was brought into production by a joint venture comprising the Canadian companies, Noranda Inc (33.75%) and…
The Aurora gold project being developed by Guyana Goldfields (GGL) is located in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana, South America. It is an open pit and underground mining operation spread across an area of 12km². The open pit operations are initially targeted at extracting the near-surface saprolite and hard rock ore. GGL was…
Suriname Gold Company (Surgold), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, is developing the Merian gold mine approximately 66km south of Moengo and 30km north of the Nassau Mountains in Suriname.   Suriname's Ministry of Natural Resources granted environmental approval for the gold project in December 2013. Construction started in…
The Minas-Rio iron ore mining project is situated in the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro in the south-eastern region of Brazil. It is 100% owned by Anglo American through its subsidiary, Iron Ore Brazil. The mine's development has been underway since 2009 after Anglo had bought it…
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