Comibol push through issues to ramp up production

Bolivia’s state mining company Comibol is attempting to increase production by tapping into new mining areas at the company’s Cerro Posokoni site. The new veins – Keller, Bandy, Chuallani and Notaf – are forecast to increase production by 160 tonnes/month. The new...

Tin mining sees recent investment flurry

With tin set to be the metal most impacted by future technologies, and tin supply slowing due to long-term declines in mine grades, new sources of tin need to be found. Junior mining companies are already working to get their development projects off the ground, while...

Vinto output declines in 2018

Production at the Vinto tin smelter, owned by Bolivian state mining company Comibol, fell 10% from 12,637 tonnes in 2017 to 11,369 tonnes in 2018. This marks the second year of decline after output decreased from 13,038 tonnes in 2016. Production declines in 2017 were...

Contract signed for new plant at Colquiri

The Bolivian state mining company, Comibol, has signed a US$75M contract for construction of a new tin and zinc processing plant at the Colquiri tin-zinc mine, according to local news sources. The 2,000tpd plant will be built by the Bolivian company Ziegler and will...

Bolivia seeks partner for Colquiri expansion

The Bolivian President Evo Morales has invited proposals from firms to help develop a new US$75 million tin and zinc processing plant for the country’s Colquiri tin and zinc mine. The government plans to award the contract on 20 June with an aim to complete...

Colquiri seeks investment after fall in profits

The Bolivian, state-owned, Colquiri Mining Company generated reduced profits of just over US$ 5 million in the first 8 months of 2015, as a result of the falling tin price, according to local news sources. The executive secretary of the mine workers union at Colquiri,...

Colquiri mine dispute continues

Tension remains high between the state owned Colquiri Mining Company (EMC) and local mining cooperatives regarding a disagreement over access rights to particular mining levels of the Colquiri tin and zinc mine in La Paz, Bolivia, as reported by local newspaper, La...

New problems at Colquiri mine

A fresh dispute between workers at Bolivia’s Colquiri tin-zinc mine and independent co-operative miners has disrupted production there for the second time this year. Following the first dispute in May-June the mine, previously operated by Glencore subsidiary...