Short-lived strike briefly threatens Minsur production

It had the potential to significantly disrupt global tin supply, but the mine worker strike at Minsur’s San Rafael tin mine petered out as quickly as it began. On 30 April, Minsur submitted a filing to the Peruvian stock exchange that mine workers had begun an...

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...

Peru tin production declines in 2017

Refined tin production by Minsur’s Peruvian operations contracted by 8% to some 18,033 tonnes in 2017, in line with production guidance, as a result of the continuing natural decline in tin grades at the company’s San Rafael Mine. Q4 refined tin production fell 6%...

Minsur output mixed in Q3

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 4,991 tonnes, in line with guidance, while refined tin output from Brazilian operations fell 6% to 1,629 tonnes. The...

Minsur proceeds with $195 million B2 development

Leading South American tin producer, Minsur, has announced board approval for a US$195 million investment to execute its B2 tailings retreatment project, situated next to the operating San Rafael tin mine in Peru. The operation is designed to produce some 5,000 tpa of...

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...