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Mining News Pro - Chile`s largest copper mines boosted output in June, according to government statistics released late on Tuesday, churning out more of the red metal even as the coronavirus outbreak hit its stride in the South American mining powerhouse.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s economic activity fell 12.4% in June from the same month a year ago, the central bank said on Monday, contracting less than expected at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mining News Pro - Chilean regulators have rejected lithium producer SQM’s $25 million environmental compliance plan for the Atacama salt flat, requesting the miner to start again from scratch, a filing showed.

Mining News Pro - Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP`s Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean desert than its permits allowed for nearly 15 years.

Mining News Pro - The Chilean government ruled out on Wednesday the privatization of state-owned mining giant Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, after a small group of lawmakers proposed to sell it off to raise funds for the coronavirus response.

Mining News Pro - A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chile’s lithium-rich Salar de Atacama.

Mining News Pro - Junior Aura Energy has inked a C$4.5-million funding term sheet to create a joint venture (JV) vehicle with TSX-listed Chilean Metals for its gold, base metals and battery metal tenements in Mauritania.

Mining News Pro - A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chile`s lithium-rich Salar de Atacama.

Mining News Pro - The union of workers at Antofagasta’s Zaldivar copper mine in northern Chile told Reuters it had reached a contract deal with the Chilean-based miner, averting the risk of a walk-off.

Mining News Pro - Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources said on Thursday that all its mines across Canada, Peru, Chile and the US, were producing and that it was gradually ramping up construction activities at the previously-suspended Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) expansion project.

Mining News Pro - BHP is working towards massifying its C-19 Tracer app within Chile’s mining industry.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s vaunted copper industry is nearing a tipping point as coronavirus explodes across the South American nation, mine workers and analysts say, laying bare the hidden costs of policies that have until now salvaged its output of the red metal.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s mines minister Baldo Prokurica on Friday cited figures projecting a decline in the country’s copper output of 200,000 tonnes as a result of the growing impact of the new coronavirus on the industry.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica on Tuesday underlined the need to strike a balance between protecting mine workers from the new coronavirus and keeping the economic engine of the world’s largest copper producer running.

Mining News Pro - Global miner BHP Group announced stricter health protocols on Tuesday after cases of the novel coronavirus at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world´s largest, reached 150, with 59 at its smaller Spence deposit.

Mining News Pro - A Chilean regulator on Tuesday dismissed the concerns voiced by union workers that mining companies were failing to enforce sanitary measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, calling mine adherence to the restrictions “adequate.”

Mining News Pro - Chilean copper miners` unions called on Sunday for a re-evaluation of the operational continuity plans of the country`s biggest miners during what they said was an "alarming" increase in coronavirus cases among workers.

Mining News Pro - Copper production in Chile’s top mines rose in April despite the generalised shutdown in the country aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s Sociedad Química y Minera (NYSE: SQM) and Canada’s Teck Resources have walked away from Revelo Resources’ copper projects in northern Chile, prompting the junior to focus on its gold projects instead.

Mining News Pro - Chile’s powerful copper unions are headed into contract talks with a hand weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, giving an edge to miners like Codelco, Glencore and Antofagasta in negotiations that could influence wages and benefits for years.

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