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...

Expected production and price increases support Minsur credit rating

Minsur’s tin production from its operations in Peru and Brazil is forecast to increase from some 26,000 tonnes in 2015 to close to 30,000 tonnes in 2017 in a new analysis by Fitch Ratings. Fitch affirmed a BBB- rating on Minsur bonds, with a stable outlook. In a...

Mixed production results from Minsur’s Brazilian operations

While production at the Pitinga mine fell in Q3, tin output at the company’s Pirapora smelter rose by 7%. Minsur released its consolidated Q3 results on Monday revealing that its Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, saw a 21% year-on-year fall in Q3 tin production from its...

Minsur reports lower Q3 tin production

Tin miner Minsur has published its Q3 2015 individual results, which show that tin production from the San Rafael mine in Peru fell 15% to 4,852 tonnes during the quarter compared to the same period of the previous year, mostly due to anticipated lower head grades....

Pitinga production capacity to fall 33%

Peru based tin miner Minsur has announced a 33% reduction in tin production capacity from its Pitinga tin mine in Brazil for nine to twelve months as it carries out emergency repairs. The company was forced to halt production in August following discovery of water...

Minsur reports fall in production in Q2

Minsur’s Q2 results for its Peruvian operations revealed an 11% year-on-year fall in tin production in refined tin production at its Pisco smelter to 5,019 tonnes in Q2 2015, while production at the San Rafael mine fell by 8% to 4,954 tonnes of...

Production stabilising at San Rafael mine

Latest mine production statistics released by Peru’s energy and mines ministry on Tuesday show that production at Minsur’s San Rafael mine, the country’s only tin operation and the world’s largest, was 1,622 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate. While...