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Ten missing after chopper disappears in northern Peru

Ten people are missing after a helicopter carrying passengers for the multinational Rio Tinto mining company disappeared on Tuesday in northern Peru. The Bell 412 B helicopter is owned by the Helinka-Evergreen company and was providing air transportation to Rio Tinto’s La Granja copper project, some 560 miles north of Lima […]

Oil spill affects community in northern Peru

An oil spill in a northern Peruvian quarry has reportedly contaminated more than 10,000 square meters affecting a nearby community and its fresh water supply. According to CNR radio, the oil spill occurred Wednesday morning in the China Linda quarry, which is part of the Yanacocha mine owned by Colorado-based […]

MEM: Peru was World’s largest silver producer in 2007

A report by the United States Geological Survey, USGS, says Peru was the World’s largest silver producer in 2007, according to the Energy and Mines Ministry, MEM. The USGS report, cited by the MEM on Sunday, says Peru’s silver production reached more than 109 million fine ounces in 2007. The […]

by · February 25, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Mining