After a fatal accident in November, the Chilean steel and iron producer closed Guacolda 2 and gave workers collective holidays until mid-January.
Despite the positive forecasts about the incoming government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, the largest steel industry in Latin American wants to avoid false expectations, according to an industry top executive.
Companies operating in Brazil, Peru and the Dominican Republic published results from their exploration programs.
The company suspended mining operations at the San Andrés gold mine for the second time in less than two months because a group of people began another occupation.
Companies issue option agreement and financing updates relating to gold, silver and copper assets in Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
The timing for resuming full production at the world's largest alumina refinery remains uncertain after floodings in February, the company told BNamericas.
Average all-in sustaining costs of seven of the region's top gold miners rose to US$1,000/oz, in part driven by temporary hitches at some operations.
A Chilean lawmaker submitted a bill to obtain government funds for studies on hydrological stress in an area with significant mining activity.