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...

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...

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...

Minsur’s Peruvian production down in 2016

Individual Q4 results for Minsur’s Peruvian operations, released today, reveal refined tin production totalled 19,573 tonnes in 2016, down 3.2% from 2015. Despite a 20% year-on-year fall in refined production to 5,023 tonnes in Q4, 2016 production guidance of...

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...

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....

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...

Minsur production and revenue fall in Q1 2015

Minsur has published its 2015 first quarter results which reveal a 31% year-on-year fall in tin production at its Peruvian operations to 4,776 tonnes in Q1 and a 43% decrease in net revenue from tin operations to US$ 105.2 million. The lower tin production was a...