Minsur results positive despite COVID closures

Major tin miner and refiner Minsur has released its results for the first quarter of 2020. The results indicate a relatively positive quarter, despite closures to its Peruvian operations at the end of the period. Ore treatment at the San Rafael-Pisco unit in Peru fell...

COVID-19: Minsur suspends Peruvian operations

Minsur has announced that it will suspend its operations to comply with the Peruvian government’s lock down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) increases, countries and companies are beginning to lock down to...

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...

Tinka report tin resource increase at Ayawilca

Tinka Resources have announced increased tin resources at their Ayawilca project in Peru, with an inferred resource of 14.5Mt at a grade of 0.63% Sn, or some 91,400 tonnes of contained tin. The Ayawilca zinc and tin deposit is located in Peru, 200 km north of Lima....

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%...