The Brazilian mining powerhouse recovers from a US$12bn loss in 2015.
The latest news from junior mining companies operating in Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
El Brocal tapped stronger zinc, lead and silver prices last year while boosting copper and zinc output, but it wasn't enough to avoid a third annual loss in four years.
The commodity giant's CEO Ivan Glasenberg, an industry veteran, says he has rarely witnessed such a lack of big copper projects being built.
Vancouver-based mining exploration companies Angel Gold, Anfield Gold and Lundin Gold provide operating updates.
Torex announces 2016 financial and operating results