BNamericas presents a roundup of the week's top Mining & Metals stories.
Paulson & Co, with a 2.7% stake in Newmont Mining, will vote against the US$10bn Goldcorp merger, saying it is dilutive to Newmont shareholders.
The suspension of the Dique III tailings dam brings the number of Vale's halted operations to eight following the tragedy in Minas Gerais state.
Workers oppose a change in contractors.
Companies issue development and corporate updates for gold and silver projects in Argentina, Guyana, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.
The steelmaker requested an extension in March last year.