Meridian engages partner for Brazilian tin project

Meridian Mining has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Orosur Mining over its Ariquemes tin project. Meridian Mining owns concessions in the Ariquemes area, Brazil’s second largest tin-producing area. The Pitinga tin field, owned and...

YTC comes out top in difficult year for tin producers

2020 was a difficult year for tin producers. In many countries, the spread of the coronavirus saw lockdown measures that closed smelters and halted production. In total, ITA estimates that 327,200 tonnes of refined tin were produced in 2020. This was a nearly 8% drop...

Minsur results recover from COVID impact

The latest quarterly report from Minsur indicates that the company quickly recovered from the impact of the coronavirus, which closed its operations in the second quarter. The report for the third quarter of 2020 indicates that tin production at San Rafael, the...

The International Tin Association (ITA) welcomes White Solder

Global tin industry association ITA is pleased to announce that Brazilian tin producer White Solder has joined its membership. Representing the world’s major tin producers, ITA is the world authority on tin and at the forefront of responsible sourcing standards...

Minsur reveals extent of COVID impact

Minsur felt the full impact of COVID-19 during the second quarter, its recent earnings report revealed, with tin production falling over 35%. Combined with lower gold and ferro-alloy output, this saw the company’s revenue fall by some 45%. During the quarter,...

Minsur results positive despite COVID closures

Major tin miner and refiner Minsur has released its results for the first quarter of 2020. The results indicate a relatively positive quarter, despite closures to its Peruvian operations at the end of the period. Ore treatment at the San Rafael-Pisco unit in Peru fell...

COVID-19: Taboca suspends mine and smelter

Taboca, Minsur’s Brazilian subsidiary, has suspended operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Taboca suspended operations at both its Pitinga mine and São Paulo-based smelter on 25 March, conceding collective vacations to its employees. The move came...

Top 10 refined tin producers increase production by 2%

ITA reports that four of this year’s top 10 refined tin producers saw an increase in production in 2018, including three of the five biggest companies. In China, production changes were split, although the world’s largest refined tin producer, YTC, saw an...

Minsur reports mixed Q3 output

Minsur has announced mixed results for its Peruvian and Brazilian tin operations in Q3, with Peruvian refined tin production falling 4% year-on-year to 4,801 tonnes despite a 1% rise in mine output to 4,877 tonnes. Conversely, Brazilian refined tin output rose 5% to...

Minsur output robust in Q2

Refined tin production from Minsur’s operations in Peru and Brazil totalled 6,835 tonnes in Q2, the company has reported, up 3% year-on-year and up 37% from Q1, in line with company expectations. Refined tin output from Peruvian operations totalled 5,170 tonnes in Q2,...