Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


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    LEARNING: How to deal with artisanal and small scale miners

    March 12, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COLOMBIA – On March 11, 2015, The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), launched its new e-learning platform offering online courses aimed at people who work or interact with the artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector and want to…

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    Calibre gears up for a big year of exploration in Nicaragua

    March 12, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Explorer Calibre Mining (TSXV: CXB; US-OTC: CXBMF) is preparing for a busy field season across three separate gold-silver projects, and that’s become a rarity in a junior sector that’s finding it increasingly…

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    Primero eyes more production, lower costs in 2015

    February 18, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Primero Mining (TSX: P; NYSE: PPP) forecasts better prospects in 2015, following a troublesome 2014, where it recorded an 89% drop in adjusted profit, despite meeting its full year production guidance.

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    MERGER: Timmins Gold, Newstrike Capital to combine

    February 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Timmins Gold Corp. and Newstrike Capital have reached an agreement to allow Timmins gold to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Newstrike by way of a court approved plan of arrangement.

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    GOLD: Lundin wastes no time at Fruta del Norte, names engineering team

    February 5, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ECUADOR – Vancouver’s Lundin Gold is wasting no time since its acquisition of the Fruta del Norte large, high grade, undeveloped gold project late last year. The company has assembled a team of highly skilled engineering firms that will…

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    Baja Mining’s Boleo plant produces first copper

    February 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When Tom Ogryzlo replaced John Greenslade as head of Baja Mining (TSXV: BAJ) in May 2012, the company and its then 70% owned copper-cobalt-zinc Boleo project in Mexico were in freefall – reeling from hundreds of millions of…

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    Aura Minerals suspends mining at Aranzazu

    January 20, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Aura Minerals (TSX: ORX) has become the latest casualty of slumping commodity prices, unresponsive financing markets and fixed costs, announcing this week it is suspending mining operations temporarily at its Aranzazu copper-gold-silver…

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    Petaquilla could lose Molejon mine

    January 13, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vancouver-based Petaquilla Minerals (TSX: PTQ; OTCBB: PTQMF), operator of the Molejon open pit gold mine in Panama, is facing scrutiny from Canadian and Panamanian regulators, leading to a possible cancellation of its mining…

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    Sherritt surges as Obama ends US isolation of Cuba

    December 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for a “new approach” in Washington’s relationship with Cuba, including the establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing of economic and travel restrictions, lifted the shares of Sherritt…

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    SILVER: Fortuna to expand San Jose mill to 3,000 t/d

    December 17, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Fortuna Silver Mines of Vancouver, operator of the San Jose underground silver mine 47 km south of Oaxaca, plans to increase mill throughput by 50% – to 3,000 from 2,000 t/d. The expansion will be accompanied by…

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    GOLD: Yamana’s Mercedes mine certified under the Cyanide Code

    December 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) of Washington, DC, has certified that Yamana Gold’s Mercedes mine in Sonora state is in full compliance with the Cyanide Management Code. ICMI accepted the findings of a third…

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    ROYALTY: Guatemalan congress passes large increase

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    GUATEMALA – Late last week the Guatemalan congress passed legislation to significantly boost the mining royalties in that country. No other changes were proposed for the mining law, leaving miners to wonder if the country is trying to…