Spanish renewable energy and infrastructure group Acciona SA plans to build a 130.2-MW alternating current solar park in the Chilean region of Antofagasta. Acciona’s Chilean unit this week presented the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Pedro de Valdivia photovoltaic (PV) project, stating that it plans to invest $60 million in the scheme. Acciona plans to start construction in October 2022 and complete the project in 14 months, according to the EIS.
Shares in Aftermath Silver Ltd increased as the group reported a CIM (Canada) compliant resource estimate for its Cachinal silver-gold project in Chile, showing 16.32 million ounces of silver in the higher confidence indicated category. Of those, 15.03 million ounces were in an open pit and 1.29 million ounces were underground.
According to data from the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (Odepa) of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile, the export of fruit between January and August 2020 fell by 7% in volume and 11% in value compared to the same period of the previous year, totaling 2.62 million tons and $4.972 million FOB. 76% of the value of exports corresponded to fresh fruit, 17% to processed fruit and 7% to dried fruits.
Capstone Mining has entered talks with Chilean industrial group Sigdo Koppers to build a port for its Santo Domingo mine project, the copper producer said. Under the deal, Puerto Abierto would buy, build and operate the deep-water port and finance its development while the Santo Domingo mine would be the port's principal and preferred client.
Tesoro Resources says step out drilling at its El Zorro project in Chile has encountered a wide zone of sporadic visible gold, with that visible gold being noted over 61m of drill core. Meanwhile, another step-out hole has returned 15m at 0.68 grams per tonne gold including 1m at 5.64g/t.