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Codelco suspends New Level Mine project

As part of its measures to combat COVID-19 in Chile and the O'Higgins region, Codelco will temporarily suspend the construction of the developments that are part of its structural New Level Mine project, Chile.

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Wirtgen – chalk mining in France

Successful performance tests have been conducted at HeidelbergCement in Couvrot with the 220 SMi 3.8 surface miner from Wirtgen.


Metso Outotec starts operations

Metso Outotec, a new company with leadership in sustainable minerals and metals processing and recycling technologies, has recently started its operations.


Mining industry collaborates to increase COVID-19 testing capacity

The South African mining industry, directly and under the auspices of the Minerals Council South Africa, is seeking to increase its COVID-19 testing capacity, both for companies themselves and in support of the country’s overall testing imperative.


Chuquicamata to stop smelting

Codelco has decided to stop smelting at Chuquicamata, decrease the refinery’s endowment to ensure sanity measures and will operate at one third of its capacity.