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Minsur mine back to full capacity

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 10 June 2011

Minsur’s San Rafael mine in Peru’s Puno province returned to full production from the end of May, ITRI understands, following nine months of reduced operations while the company awaited all necessary approvals of its tailings storage facilities. Since late August last year, ore throughput at the mine had been reduced by approximately 25%.

Official metals production data released by Peru’s mines ministry yesterday showed that production of tin-in-concentrates plummeted 25.4% year-on-year to 2,346 tonnes in April and 26.2% to...

Indonesian shipments fall in May

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 09 June 2011

Provisional trade ministry data shows the tonnage of tin checked prior to export from Indonesia dropped sharply to 7,013 tonnes in May, following exports of over 9,000 tonnes in each of the previous two months. May shipments were 4.4% down on the May 2010 level. However the year-to-date tonnage of 39,289 tonnes in the first five months of this year is 11.5% higher than in the corresponding period of 2010.

"Tin production is increasing but exporters are retaining...

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