Lithium in Catamarca: Hombre Muerto West reached 40% completeness

Lithium in Catamarca: Hombre Muerto West reached 40% completeness

Lithium projects in Argentina are at a crucial stage as they are brought online amid a context of falling prices and the need to accelerate production to meet future demands.

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PwC Report: The mining industry will rely on AI and metal recycling for the sustainability of its operations

PwC Report: The mining industry will rely on AI and metal recycling for the sustainability of its operations

The 21st edition of PwC’s “Mine 2024” report offers a detailed analysis of the current landscape and future prospects of the global mining industry. Among other conclusions, the document highlights the fundamental role of major companies in the sector in addressing global challenges such as food security, the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the growing demand for infrastructure and consumer goods.

The Centenario lithium mine is now operational, the first to enter the production phase in Salta

The Centenario lithium mine is now operational, the first to enter the production phase in Salta

With the presence of the Governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz, Eramine Sudamérica, a subsidiary of the French group Eramet (50.1%) and its Chinese partner Tsingshan (49.9%), inaugurated its lithium carbonate production plant this Wednesday. This marks the first of its kind in the region and the first project to enter the production phase in Salta. Additionally, it is the fourth producer in the country following in the footsteps of Olaroz and Fénix mines by Arcadium Lithium, and the Cauchari-Olaroz deposit operated by Lithium Argentina.
Past and present of Piuquenes

Past and present of Piuquenes

A review of the history of the copper project located in the province of San Juan, operated by Pampa Metals Inc.

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Salta issued a new Environmental Impact Statement and has six lithium projects under construction

Salta issued a new Environmental Impact Statement and has six lithium projects under construction

The Secretariat of Mining and Energy of Salta has issued the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Potasio y Litio Argentina S.A. (PLA S.A.) to begin the construction of a commercial plant for lithium carbonate production in the Diablillos Salar. With this permit, Salta now has six lithium projects under construction, positioning itself as a significant player in the region.
Minsud updates exploration results in Chita Valley

Minsud updates exploration results in Chita Valley

Minsud Resources Corp. announced the receipt of assay results from five additional drillholes, which were completed as part of the ongoing Phase IV infill and scout drilling program at the Chita Valley Project, San Juan Province.
In May, San Juan and Santa Cruz led the export of minerals

In May, San Juan and Santa Cruz led the export of minerals

The Argentine mining sector reported exports totaling US$383 million in May 2024, registering a 21.5% year-on-year increase. San Juan regained its position and established itself as the leading exporting province, followed by Santa Cruz.
Argentine mining exported US$1.5 billion in the first five months of the year

Argentine mining exported US$1.5 billion in the first five months of the year

In May 2024, mineral exports totaled US$383 million, accumulating a total of US$1.577 billion in the first five months of the year. These figures represent 5.5% of Argentina's total exports in May and 5.1% for the year-to-date. Reported by the National Mining Secretariat, this performance reflects a 21.5% year-on-year increase in May, despite a 3.5% decrease in the year-to-date total. Compared to the 2010-2023 average, the 2024 year-to-date total is 5.9% higher.

 Risk management in the mining sector supply chain

Risk management in the mining sector supply chain

Mining companies must adapt to uncontrollable events to maintain their operations and profitability. In this regard, current mitigation strategies still present significant challenges that must not be overlooked.
Copper in San Juan: McEwen secures $70 million financing for Los Azules

Copper in San Juan: McEwen secures $70 million financing for Los Azules

McEwen Mining Inc. announced a new investment of up to $70 million in its subsidiary McEwen Copper Inc. This investment will be made through a private sale of up to 2,333,333 common shares of McEwen Copper at a price of $30.00 per share, and will be mainly focused on the growth of the Los Azules copper project, one of the five megaprojects located in the province of San Juan.

American Salars acquires lithium project in Salta

American Salars acquires lithium project in Salta

Canadian company American Salars Lithium has reached an agreement to acquire full ownership of the Pocitos 1 Project in Salta, located in the namesake salar, currently managed by Recharge Resources, the vendor.
Large Investment Regime: San Juan Productivity Board supports RIGI

Large Investment Regime: San Juan Productivity Board supports RIGI

In recent weeks, the Argentine community has been debating, through its legislators, the possibility of advancing a political measure launched by the National Government to attract large investments. In this context, the San Juan Productivity Board has expressed its views on the relevance of the "Ley Bases" and the Regime of Incentives for Large Investments (RIGI), voicing its support for this tool that promises a new beginning for mining while ensuring significant flows of international capital.