The permit request for the debottlenecking project for its Mantos Blancos mine has been under evaluation since February.
Junior mining companies operating in Colombia and Peru provide their latest updates.
The 100Mt mark was exceeded for the first time in a single month, with high-grade iron ore mined in Australia and Brazil particularly in demand.
BNamericas spoke with Termomecanica's commercial and marketing manager Paulo Cezar Martins Pereira about plans for a new aluminum line and the Brazilian company's quest for a larger international presence.
Mining projects and an expansion could double output in the Guerrero gold belt over the coming four years, adding more than 500,000oz/y to Mexico's yellow metal production.
Q3 gold, silver and copper production rose at Buenaventura's mines while zinc output slipped; Antamina awards a tailings pond contract.