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%...

Minsur increases Peru production guidance for 2017

Minsur has revised its 2017 Peruvian refined tin production guidance from between 16,500 and 17,500 tonnes to between 17,500 to 18,500 tonnes. The change was outlined as part of the company’s Q2 financial results, which also reveal that refined tin production...

Peru tin output falls due to maintenance

Minsur has released its Individual Q1 results for its Peruvian operations which reveal that refined tin production fell 18% year-on-year to 3,580 tonnes during the first quarter as a result of scheduled maintenance at the Pisco tin smelter in January. The maintenance...