BNamericas presents a roundup of the week's top Mining & Metals news.
The local steel sector has welcomed the federal plan to open up the local economy, but the move must come together with the correction of competitive asymmetries in the country, CEO Sergio Leite told a Q4 call on Friday.
Salares Norte, one of Gold Fields' "top discoveries," is on track to see construction get underway in 4Q20, according to the company's CEO.
On the exploration front, increases in gold and silver mineral reserves at the Argentine mine partially offset depletion related to 2018 production,
The company plans to reach commercial production at the US$6.3bn copper-gold project in Panama this year after hitting a string of recent milestones, with spending planned at Argentine and Peruvian projects.
Canadian firm Lundin Mining also said that the ramp-up of the Candelaria underground north sector is currently mining approximately an average of 10,200t/d of ore.