Coronavirus cuts Bolivian tin production

The latest statistical data released by the Bolivian government has indicated the severe impact of the coronavirus on tin mining and smelting in the country during the first quarter of 2020. Mining in the country is conducted by the two mines owned by the state mining...

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...

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...