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,...

Minsur Q1 output in line with guidance

Refined tin production from Minsur’s operations in Peru and Brazil totaled 4,983 tonnes in Q1, the company has reported, unchanged year-on-year and in line with company expectations. The output from Peruvian operations totaled 3,483 tonnes of refined tin in Q1, down...

Another record year for Pitinga

Minsur’s consolidated results, released last week, report that tin output from the Pitinga mine in Brazil rose by 2% year-on-year to 6,983 tonnes, a record high since the mine’s acquisition by Minsur in 2008. The Pitinga mine in Brazil saw a 6% year-on-year increase...

Meridian completes Bom Futuro maiden resource and PEA

Canadian-listed Brazilian metal explorer, developer and producer, Meridian Mining, has released a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) and maiden resource for its Bom Futuro tailings projects, located in the state of Rondônia in Brazil. At the end of 2016, Meridian...

Pitinga-Pirapora tin output reaches fresh highs

Refined tin production from Minsur’s subsidiary in Brazil, Taboca, rose 28% year-on-year to 1,934 tonnes in Q2 according to the company’s Q2 financial report, while production from the Pitinga Mine declined 3% to 1,622 tonnes. The increase in refined tin...