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: Taboca suspends mine and smelter

Taboca, Minsur’s Brazilian subsidiary, has suspended operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Taboca suspended operations at both its Pitinga mine and São Paulo-based smelter on 25 March, conceding collective vacations to its employees. The move came...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 announces production increase from Pitinga in Q1

Minsur’s Q1 consolidated results reveal that its Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, saw a 20% year-on-year increase in Q1 tin production from its Pitinga mine to 1,585 tonnes in 2015. This brings Minsur’s total tin production in Q1 to 5,883 tonnes. The increase...

Brazil boosts Minsur production in 2014

Minsur’s Q4 2014 consolidated results reveal a 3% increase in total tin production from its Brazilian and Peruvian operations to 29,234 tonnes in 2014 compared to the previous year. This is despite a 5% fall in tin production in Q4 2014 to 7,734 tonnes from the...