Hochschild Mining granted environmental permit for Brazil gold project

Mining News Pro - Precious metals producer Hochschild Mining has been granted a key permit that allows it to build a processing plan and kick off mine pre-stripping at the Mara Rosa gold project in Brazil’s central state of Goías.

Horizonte Minerals signs $135 million equipment contracts for Brazil nickel project

Mining News Pro - Horizonte Minerals said on Thursday that it had signed $135 million in contracts with machinery suppliers for the Araguaia nickel project in Brazil.

Brazil central bank recruited to save Amazon from illegal mining

Mining News Pro - The threat to the Brazilian Amazon posed by illegal mining is so big that the formal mining industry is trying to get the country’s central bank involved.

Belo Sun Mining rises after Brazil court overturns halt of Volta Grande gold project

Mining News Pro - Shares of Belo Sun Mining jumped by 55% on Wednesday morning after the company reported that the Supreme Court of Pará State in Brazil had overturned a suspension order related to the construction and environmental licences of its Volta Grande gold project.

Franco-Nevada invests $352 million in Tocantinzinho gold project in Brazil

Mining News Pro - Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada has committed to a finance package totalling $352.5 million for the Tocantinzinho project located in Pará state, Brazil, currently held by G Mining Ventures (TSXV: GMIN). The project is construction-ready, and first production is expected in the second half of 2024.

Sigma Lithium’s project in Brazil to benefit from new rules

Mining News Pro - Canadian minerals explorer Sigma Lithium said on Tuesday its 25%-ready Grota do Cirilo lithium project in Brazil will benefit from a presidential decree issued last week allowing unrestricted trade of any products containing the battery metal.

Brazilian jeweler sets out on a mission to promote ethical mining

Mining News Pro - Brazil is home to many beautiful things, not least its exquisite natural gems, including rubellites, emeralds, and the famed Paraíba tourmalines. Independent Brazilian jeweler Ara Vartanian loves to showcase his country’s stones in his pieces, and now he’s spreading the word that the process of extracting them can be a thing of beauty in its own way: Responsible mining has the potential to dramatically improve lives and even combat deforestation.

Illegal gold mining in Amazon equivalent to half of Brazil’s production

Mining News Pro - Between 2015 and 2020, Brazil traded 229 tonnes of gold with evidence of illegality, equivalent to almost half of the gold produced and exported by the country, according to a new report from NGO Instituto Escolhas.

Brazilian Nickel begins production at Piauí  nickel-cobalt laterite project

Mining News Pro - Brazilian Nickel PLC has announced that, after an 18 month construction and commissioning period, continuous nickel production has begun from its 100% owned Piauí nickel-cobalt laterite project.

Brazil steelmaker CSN drafting bid for miner Samarco

Mining News Pro - Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) is drafting an offer to acquire miner Samarco Mineracao SA, which will be presented to the bankruptcy court judge overseeing its debt restructuring, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Equinox Gold halts RDM mine in Brazil over permit delay

Mining News Pro - Equinox Gold has suspended operations at its RDM mine in Brazil for at least two months as scheduled permits needed to raise its tailing dam were delayed, the company said on May 16.

Hochschild Mining earmarks $200m to build gold mine in Brazil

Mining News Pro - Precious metal producer Hochschild Mining (LON: HOC) will invest about $200 million to build the Posse gold mine in Brazil, a project added to its portfolio last year through the acquisition of Amarillo Gold.

Hochschild Mining gets construction green light for gold project in Brazil

Mining News Pro - Precious metals producer Hochschild Mining has been granted permission to begin construction at its Posse gold project in Brazil, which was added to its portfolio last year after acquiring Canada’s Amarillo Gold.

South32 boosts Brazil green aluminum supply with bauxite mine buy

Mining News Pro - Australia’s South32 is on track to double its green aluminum production in Brazil by early 2023 with the acquisition of an 18.2% stake in the Mineração Rio do Norto (MRN) bauxite mine from Alcoa Corp.

Illegal gold rush is squeezing native people in Brazil’s Amazon

Mining News Pro -An illegal gold rush in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest is fueling a surge in destruction of land occupied by South America’s largest group of native people who still live in relative isolation, the Yanomami.

Brothers behind Brazil’s $18 billion meat empire are getting into mining

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Batista brothers built the world’s largest meat supplier through ruthless dealmaking, often buying unwanted assets and turning them around. Flush with cash, now they’re getting into the mining business.

Sigma Lithium to start civil works at vast Brazilian project

Mining News Pro - Sigma Lithium has finished building the production plant foundation for Phase 1of its Grota do Cirilo lithium project in Brazil, the largest hard rock lithium deposit in the Americas.

Meridian advances Cabacal copper project in Brazil toward updated resource

Mining News Pro - Meridian Mining has announced new results from its 25,000-metre drill program at its Cabacal copper-gold project at Mato Grosso in west-central Brazil as it works to update the resource.

Mining industry joins opposition to Brazil indigenous land bill

Mining News Pro - There is a notable opponent to the Brazilian government’s plans to allow mining on indigenous lands — the mining industry itself.

Lithium squeeze has Sigma looking to double Brazil capacity

Mining News Pro - With battery makers screaming out for new supplies of lithium, a Brazilian-focused company is raising its initial output projection and turning toward a second-stage development.

Brazilian miners set to miss deadline for removal of tailings dams

Mining News Pro - Vale and other Brazilian mining companies are set to miss a legal deadline in the state of Minas Gerais for the removal of all tailings dams built using a method linked to past collapses, and the industry is seeking to change it.

Sibanye-Stillwater ditches $1bn Brazil copper and nickel deal

Mining News Pro - Sibanye-Stillwater has walked away from a $1 billion deal to acquire the Santa Rita nickel and Serrote copper mines in Brazil, which would have boosted its growing battery metals portfolio.

Vale, other Brazil miners ramp up production as rains subside

Mining News Pro - Brazilian miners including Vale SA are resuming production in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais after halting some operations due to heavy rains that disrupted logistics and increased the risk of accidents.

Brazil prosecutors appeal to Supreme Court in collapsed dam case

Mining News Pro - Prosecutors for the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais appealed to the country's Supreme Court (STF) on Friday over a ruling that transferred to the federal judiciary a criminal case surrounding the deadly collapse of a tailings dam in 2019 that killed 270 people.

Iron ore price rises as heavy rains force miners to halt operations in Brazil

Mining News Pro - The iron ore price jumped on Wednesday as heavy rains disrupted southeastern Brazil’s iron ore industry, with Vale among the companies halting operations and regulators sent to monitor the impact on tailings dams.

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