Output of the country's main lead producers rises in Q2 following last year's slump.
Toronto-based Orvana has outlined an investment plan through 2023, mining minister César Navarro said.
The head of BHP's Minerals Americas division says the combination of declining ore grades and the impact of electric cars bodes well for the future of the red metal.
The Movimiento Litio para Chile wants a company modeled on state copper giant Codelco, the movement's coordinator tells BNamericas.
Protests by small-scale gold miners in Colombia are blocking government efforts to formalize the sector, blamed for deforestation, pollution and money laundering.