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•• Monthly Mining Bulletin Nº43
January - 2018 - PANORAMA MINERO
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The end of 2017 shows a shine future for 2018

Last year saw an increasing interest in mining worldwide, and Argentina has been one of the most important destinies for mining investment, specifically in lithium. President Mauricio Macri took macroeconomic decisions in order to get Argentina as a more predictable country. In the mining sector, one of the most important items was the signing of the New Mining Federal Agreement between Central Government and the provinces, set to establish the foundations of mining for the next two decades.

Argentina is ready for a great near future. Commodity prices are increasing steadily –gold, copper, silver, lithium- and the most relevant experts think that 2018 is the inflection point, where demand will outpace supply as a consequence of a pushing worldwide economy, and because mining reserves are depleting.

Argentina has nearly 70% of its subsoil without prospection, so it is an invitation for mining companies to drill and develop next projects, or advance in those identified in the past. For example, Argentina has 5 huge copper projects, some of them in the selected Top 10 of the greatest undeveloped copper projects worldwide.

SSR Mining Receives EIA Approval for the Chinchillas Project
SSR Mining Inc. received approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") from the Argentine regulatory authorities for Puna Operations Inc.'s Chinchillas project in Jujuy Province.

FMC to invest US$300 million in Salar del Hombre Muerto complex
FMC Corporation announced that it has revised its operating agreements in Argentina, allowing it to expand production and completing an important step toward the intended separation of its lithium business in 2018.

Important Results of Joaquin Preliminary Feasibility Study
Pan American Silver Corp. finalized a preliminary feasibility study on the La Morocha deposit, which is part of the Joaquin project ("Joaquin"), located in Santa Cruz.


Positive PEA for Filo del Sol with a US$705 Million NPV and 23% IRR
Filo Mining Corp announced the results of a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") at its flagship 100% owned Filo del Sol project on the border between Argentina and Chile, setting up one of the most exciting development projects in South America.



Positive PEA Results for 3Q Project Showing a Capital Cost reduction of US$98.5M
Neo Lithium Corp. filed a technical report in connection with the release of the results of its preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") for the production of lithium carbonate from its wholly owned Tres Quebradas lithium brine project ("3Q Project") in Catamarca Province, titled Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) 3Q Project NI 43-101 Technical Report.



Patagonia Gold executes Definitive Agreement for the Calcatreu Deposit
Patagonia Gold Plc, the mining company with gold and silver projects in the southern Patagonia region of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, announced that on 22 December 2017 the Company signed the Definitive Agreement to acquire the Calcatreu Deposit from Pan American Silver Corp. ("Pan American"), by way of acquiring all shares of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pan American, for a total consideration of US$15 million.


Compendio 2017



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