Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


  • News

    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…

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    Tahoe set to expand Escobal

    November 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) has expanded resources and tabled an updated feasibility study at its high grade Escobal silver mine in southeast Guatemala, setting the stage for expanded silver production starting next…

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    NICKEL: Despite record Q3 production, Sherritt cuts head office staff

    October 29, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Sherritt International has restructured and cut approximately 10% of its salaried workforce, excluding Ambatovy. As part of the plan the number of employees in the head office has been reduced by approximately 25% and cuts were…

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    Yamana aims to unlock value by drilling in core assets

    October 8, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Producer Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY) has determined the best return on its exploration capital will be realized through brownfield initiatives at its existing operations. The company is in the midst of a $75 million…

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    Precipitate Gold team talks discovery at Ginger Ridge

    September 25, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It took junior Precipitate Gold (TSXV: PRG; US-OTC: PREIF) roughly two years of sociopolitical wrangling to get its drills turning, but only a fraction of that time to make a discovery at its 125 km2 Juan de Herrera concession…

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    GOLD: Agnico Eagle to purchase Cayden Resources

    September 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Agnico Eagle Mines has announced its intention to acquire all the shares, options and warrants of Vancouver-based Cayden Resources. Agnico is offering $205 million in cash and shares. Each Cayden share would be exchanged for…

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    Levon touts ‘large-scale’ discovery in Mexico’s Cordero district

    September 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The silver market has declined since cash rich explorer Levon Resources (TSX: LVN; US-OTC LVNVF) last released a resource estimate at its wholly owned Cordero silver-zinc-lead project in Chihuahua, Mexico, but lower metal…

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    Almaden’s father-son team builds success in Mexico

    September 3, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Almaden Minerals (TSX: AMM; NYSE-MKT: AAU) has recently found new volcanic hosted mineralization beside its Ixtaca gold-silver deposit on its 100%-owned Tuligtic project in Puebla state, adding to the prospecting success it has had over the…

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    Santacruz Silver ramps up production at the Rosario mine

    September 2, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Santacruz Silver Mining (TSXV: SCZ; OTCQX: SZSMF) is eyeing production growth in Mexico with a ramp up at its Rosario silver-gold-zinc-lead mine.

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    SILVER: Avino re-opens Avino mine

    August 28, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Avino Silver & Gold Mines of Vancouver has re-started mining at its Avino silver mine 80 km northeast of Durango. The mine originally opened in the 1500s and operated sporadically, finally passing into the hands of Avino in…