Bolivias Huanuni and Colquiri tin mines are
expected to increase production in 2014 once Empresa
Metalúrgica Vinto SA (EMV) starts up a new furnace,
according to the countrys mining and metallurgy
The Ausmelt furnace,
which is estimated to cost more than $33 million, was
originally expected to begin operating in 2010 but successive
delays pushed back the start.
produces 12,000 tonnes of tin annually and aims to increase its
output to 18,000 tonnes per year.
averages 800 tonnes per month, while Colquiri produces about
320 tonnes per month.
government nationalized Colquiri, which was operated by
Glencore International Plc subsidiary Sinchi Wayra SA, in June
amm.com, June 21). Huanuni was nationalized in