Net earnings rise sharply to US$111mn due to an income tax recovery and foreign exchange gains coupled with a strong performance at the Peñasquito mine in Mexico.
Copper outperformed Barrick's gold operations in the third quarter, but slumping gold prices and production still helped post a loss.
El Brocal tapped higher base metals prices to offset lower production of zinc and copper and higher costs.
Fabio Schvartsman, who took office as Vale's chief-executive on May 22, affirmed the miner expects a good performance for the last three months of the year following excellent Q3 results.
US-based Coeur is evaluating alternatives for its San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia, where costs and output have been negatively impacted by drought conditions, while studies have shown its La Preciosa project in Mexico is uneconomic at current silver prices.
The latest news from junior mining companies across Latin America.