Huanuni expects lowest output for a decade

The management of the Bolivian state-owned Huanuni mine expect tin production to fall to some 6,200 tonnes in 2018, 30% below a target of 8,000 tonnes. Despite attempts to increase the average monthly production, a US$2mn deficit which was recorded by the Huanuni...

Huanuni to trial new processing plant

The Bolivian state-owned tin mining company, Empresa Minera Huanuni (EMH), has announced plans to start trial operations at the Huanuni Mine’s Lucianita processing plant in late-October, according to local news sources. The 3,000tpd Lucianita plant was built by the...

New Huanuni plant to begin limited operations in 2018

The General Manager of Bolivia’s largest tin mine, Huanuni, has announced that the mine’s new processing plant should begin small-scale operations from March 2018. The 3,000tpd Lucianita plant was built by the Chinese contractor Vicstar Union Engineering...

Bolivian miners resist Comibol restructuring plan

Miners at Bolivia’s state-owned Huanuni tin mine have halted production in a dispute over a planned restructuring of Bolivia’s umbrella state mining company, Comibol, local news sources have reported. A government proposal for the restructuring of Comibol...

Huanuni problems continue in 2016

Bolivia’s state-owned Huanuni tin mine made a loss of US$6.7 Million last year, according to local news sources, as government statistics show that underinvestment and widespread drought resulted in a 25% year-on-year fall in tin-in-concentrate production in...

Huanuni receives $20 million loan for mine operations

An agreement has been signed between the Bolivian Ministry of Mining and Empresa Minera Huanuni for the injection of US$20 million into the mining company to purchase essential supplies and pay off debt of approximately $17 million with its suppliers, according to...

Bolivian tin production increases despite Huanuni losses.

Bolivia’s refined tin production from January to September 2015 totalled 11,500 tonnes, up 1.3% year-on-year, despite financial problems in the country’s tin mining sector, according to local news sources. Whilst the Colquiri tin-zinc mine and Vinto...

Bolivian tin deal announced

Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced the agreement of a US $106 million deal between the state mining company Comibol and ThyssenKrupp of Germany to supply 13,200 tonnes of tin over two years from 2016. He was speaking at a televised news conference on...

Huanuni reports first half deficit of US$ 8 million

The Bolivian state-run tin mine, Huanuni, has reported an operational deficit of US$ 8 million for the first half of 2015 due to high labour costs and the low tin price, despite a cost cutting drive following poor financial performance at the beginning of the year,...