"The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination"

"The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination"

Mines located in water-scarce areas are turning to desalinated seawater

Natural resources

20 MARCH 2019
Goldcorp and Teck complete combination of projects

Goldcorp and Teck complete combination of projects

Goldcorp and Teck have completed the agreement to combine their El Morro and Relincho projects

Base metals

27 NOVEMBER 2015
Goldcorp and Teck combine projects

Goldcorp and Teck combine projects

Goldcorp and Teck Resources have agreed to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho projects

Base metals

02 SEPTEMBER 2015
Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

A surface excavation machine helps AMC to save water, reduce leaching time and increase recovery

Fleet

20 JULY 2015
Kinross update on Maricunga mine

Kinross update on Maricunga mine

Kinross Gold Corp has provided an update on the temporary suspension of operations at its Maricunga mine...

Precious metals

02 APRIL 2015
High and dry

High and dry

The solitude of the Atacama Desert near Ollagüe, Chile, is momentarily interrupted by a lead-silver and...

Snapshot

13 MARCH 2015
Bringing renewable energy to Chile

Bringing renewable energy to Chile

For a relatively new and untested renewable-energy market, Chile has a remarkable number of strengths....

Logistics

15 JANUARY 2015

The bigger picture

Liebherr has supplied five 1250 HC tower cranes for use at two mining projects in the Atacama Desert...

Equipment

25 APRIL 2014
KGHM completes Sierra Gorda seawater pipeline

KGHM completes Sierra Gorda seawater pipeline

KGHM International has confirmed the on-schedule construction of the 142km seawater pipeline at the Sierra...

Equipment

13 MARCH 2014
BHP approves Escondida water project

BHP approves Escondida water project

BHP Billiton has approved an investment to construct a new sea-water desalination facility

Equipment

26 JULY 2013
The driest place on the Earth

The driest place on the Earth

Atacama Minerals Chile is using surface mining techniques to extract iodine-laden caliche more efficiently...

Reports

25 SEPTEMBER 2012