Mixed results for Brazil tin output in 2016

Provisional data from the Brazilian tin association, Sindicato Nacional da Indústria da Extração do Estanho (SNIEE), reveals a 9.5% increase in tin mine output to 12,606 tonnes in 2016 compared to 2015, although refined tin production fell 1.6% to 11,663 tonnes over...

Pitinga outlook positive after record year

Minsur’s consolidated results, released last week, report that tin output from the Pitinga mine in Brazil rose by 20% year-on-year to 6,875 tonnes, a record high since the mine’s acquisition by Minsur in 2008, while refined tin produced at the Pirapora...

Pitinga production strong in Q3

Minsur’s Q3 consolidated results, released yesterday, reveal that refined tin output from its Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, rose 16% YoY to 1,742 tonnes during the quarter. The increase was largely due to completion of hydroelectric plant repairs at the...

Taboca production flat in Q2

Minsur’s Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, produced 1,514 tonnes of refined tin in Q2 2016, up 1 tonne on the same period of 2015, according to the company’s consolidated operating results, released earlier today. Output from the Pitinga mine totalled 1,680...

2015 tin production rises at Minsur’s Brazilian operations

Minsur’s consolidated results for Q4 reveal that total tin-in-concentrate production from the Pitinga mine in Brazil, operated by its subsidiary, Taboca, rose 2% to 5,744 tonnes in 2015. In addition, refined tin production from Taboca’s Pirapora smelter...

Expected production and price increases support Minsur credit rating

Minsur’s tin production from its operations in Peru and Brazil is forecast to increase from some 26,000 tonnes in 2015 to close to 30,000 tonnes in 2017 in a new analysis by Fitch Ratings. Fitch affirmed a BBB- rating on Minsur bonds, with a stable outlook. In a...

Mixed production results from Minsur’s Brazilian operations

While production at the Pitinga mine fell in Q3, tin output at the company’s Pirapora smelter rose by 7%. Minsur released its consolidated Q3 results on Monday revealing that its Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, saw a 21% year-on-year fall in Q3 tin production from its...

Pitinga production capacity to fall 33%

Peru based tin miner Minsur has announced a 33% reduction in tin production capacity from its Pitinga tin mine in Brazil for nine to twelve months as it carries out emergency repairs. The company was forced to halt production in August following discovery of water...

Brazil boosts Minsur production in 2014

Minsur’s Q4 2014 consolidated results reveal a 3% increase in total tin production from its Brazilian and Peruvian operations to 29,234 tonnes in 2014 compared to the previous year. This is despite a 5% fall in tin production in Q4 2014 to 7,734 tonnes from the...

Avenue reports first Brazilian drill results

ASX-listed Avenue Resources has reported the first results of a 2,000 metre drill programme at the San Lourenco project in Rondonia state, Brazil. The project consists of 3,408 hectares located 200 kilometres from Porto Velho and was a centre of small scale alluvial...