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Francisca Pouiller

Francisca Pouiller is Correspondent: South America

Argentinian miners to launch informative campaign

10th March 2012 “For a clean, safe and sustainable mining"– according to website, this will be the slogan used for each of the items created in the ad campaign launched by the Argentine Camera of Mining Businessmen (Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM)). The campaign´s first piece... 

Argentina out in full force at world's biggest mining confab

7th March 2012  

Barrick earmarks over $12bn for Chilean projects

22nd September 2011 Canada-based Barrick Gold expects to make major investments in Chile, where the world’s biggest bullion producer is developing the Pascua Lama project. The mining firm has allocated $5-billion dollars to the first bi-national gold and copper mine, in addition to the $6-billion destined for its... 

Cerro Vanguardia on track to start heap leach project this year

1st April 2011 AngloGold Ashanti expects to start a heap leach project in the second half of 2011 at its Cerro Vanguardia gold/silver mine in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, mine sustainability manager Eduardo Garcia de las Longas told Mining Weekly Online. Cerro Vanguardia started off as an open pit, but... 

Buenaventura to explore for gold in Chile

1st April 2011 Peruvian mining group Minas Buenaventura plans to start exploring for gold in Chile for the first time. The 70-year old company will partner on the project with another mining firm, Emol (El Mercurio online) reported. 

China, Argentina strengthen mining ties

28th March 2011 Argentina's Mining Secretary, Jorge Mayoral, met recently with several representatives from the Chinese Natural Resources Ministry, the secretariat said in a statement. Argentina is preparing to participate in the China Mining conference later this year. The event will take place on November 6... 

Barrick closure plan at El Indio serves as model

28th March 2011 Barrick Gold's closure plan for its El Indio mine, in Chile, has become an example for other operations and companies in the region and will be used as a model for ageing mines the company owns in Peru, a company executive said. Barrick has spent $70-million on the closure of El Indio, which... 

Hunt Mining hopes to boost resource at Argentina project

28th March 2011 TSX-V-listed Hunt Mining is drilling at its La Josefina project, in Argentina's Santa Cruz province, in the hopes of increasing the current mineral resource. Hunt's local subsidiary, Cerro Cazador, won a public bid to explore, develop and mine La Josefina from Fomicruz, the mining company owned... 

Ecuador expects to sign first two contracts by April – Minister

5th March 2011 The government of Ecuador expects to have the first contracts signed in the coming months with foreign firms wanting to develop projects in the country, Minister for Nonrenewable Resources Wilson Pástor said. “By April we believe we will have signed at least two contracts, and by June, we will... 

Japanese officials, experts hold lithium seminar in Bolivia

28th February 2011 Japanese Economy, Commerce and Industry Minister, Kaname Tajima and top automotive industry representatives and lithium-battery experts visited Bolivia last week for a seminar in La Paz. Bolivia's salt flats contain large reserves of lithium, and Japanese automakers and battery producers are... 

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