Vale's Brucutu fleet shifts to autonomous operation

Vale's Brucutu fleet shifts to autonomous operation

Vale is now running autonomous haul trucks at the Brucutu mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Investment

12 SEPTEMBER 2018
Beadell beats the clock on ball mill

Beadell beats the clock on ball mill

Beadell Resources has completed installation and commissioning of a ball mill at its Tucano plant

Comminution

05 SEPTEMBER 2018
Horizonte's Araguaia study winding down

Horizonte's Araguaia study winding down

Horizonte Minerals has focused on optimisation prior to October feasibility study release

Development

21 AUGUST 2018
Sigma marks commissioning at Groto do Cirilo

Sigma marks commissioning at Groto do Cirilo

Brazil project should achieve commercial production in December 2019 quarter

Plant

20 AUGUST 2018
Equinox headed for Aurizona gold pour by year-end

Equinox headed for Aurizona gold pour by year-end

Equinox Gold remains on track to pour first gold from the Aurizona project in Brazil

Development

07 AUGUST 2018
Steps taken towards Samarco settlement

Steps taken towards Samarco settlement

Vale and BHP sign agreement with Brazilian authorities regarding the Samarco tailings dam failure

Beadell Resources ends MACA's contract at Tucano

Beadell Resources ends MACA's contract at Tucano

Beadell Resources has reached a mutual agreement with MACA to terminate its Tucano contract

thyssenkrupp expands service network in Brazil

thyssenkrupp expands service network in Brazil

In April 2018 thyssenkrupp opened a new service centre for the mining industry in Brazil

Maintenance

18 JUNE 2018
Minsur and Minera San Cristóbal are latest ICMM members

Minsur and Minera San Cristóbal are latest ICMM members

Two South American mining companies, Minera San Cristóbal and Minsur, have joined ICMM

Sustainability

21 MAY 2018
Mining kicks off at Aurizona

Mining kicks off at Aurizona

Equinox Gold is progressing toward production and first pour later this year at Aurizona

Development

02 MAY 2018
BHP, Vale get extension in dam failure talks

BHP, Vale get extension in dam failure talks

JV partners now have until June 25 to negotiate with prosecutors on Samarco dam failure settlements

Anglo American idles Minas-Rio

Anglo American idles Minas-Rio

Mine suspended March 29 following the discovery of a slurry pipeline leak

Natural resources

09 APRIL 2018