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...

Minsur reports Q3 rise in Peruvian production

Minsur’s individual Q3 results, released at the end of October, reveal a 25% improvement in refined tin production from its Pisco smelter to 5,182 tonnes, and a 5% increase in tin-in-concentrate production from the San Rafael Mine to 5,114 tonnes, compared to Q3...

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...

New ore sorter helps Minsur production

The start-up of a new ore sorter at Minsur’s San Rafael mine in Peru is helping keep the company on track to meet 2016 production and cost reduction targets. The new operation, commissioned in May, sorts low grade ore which had previously been stockpiled for...

Minsur on track on 2016 production plans

Despite a 11% year-on-year fall in first quarter tin production at its operations in Peru and Brazil, Minsur says it is on track to produce 26,000 – 28,000 tonnes of refined tin this year. Announcing its first quarter results the company pointed to a new ore sorting...

Minsur to expand production

Speaking at the ITRI International Tin Conference in Lima, Minsur CEO Juan Luis Kruger presented a positive outlook for tin production by the company and in South America in general. The group’s tin production in Peru and Brazil is expected to rise from 25,750...

Access to Minsur mine blocked

Minsur announced late yesterday that members of the Antauta community, located next to its San Rafael mine in Peru, have blocked the access road to the mine. In a statement the company said that “to date, the company has not received any communication from the...

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...

Minsur’s Peruvian production falls in December

Latest data released by Peru’s Energy and Mines Ministry has revealed that tin production by Minsur’s San Rafael mine, the country’s only tin operation, dropped in December 2015 by nearly 23% to 1,841 mt. According to the ministry, mined tin output...

Minsur production lower in 2015 in line with guidance

Individual Q4 results for Minsur’s Peruvian operations, released yesterday, reveal refined tin production totalled 20,224 tonnes in 2015, 17% lower than 2014, meeting production guidance and helped by a 2% year-on-year increase in Q4 refined tin output to 6,300...