Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


  • News

    GOLD MINING: El Gallo pours first gold for McEwen Mining

    September 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – McEwen Mining of Toronto has made the initial gold pour at the first phase of the El Gallo project in Sinaloa State. Commercial production rates should be reached by the end of 2012. The production target for the remainder of…

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    GOLD DEVELOPMENT: Agnico board okays La India build

    September 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – The directors of Toronto-based Agnico-Eagle Gold Mines have approved the US$158-million La India open pit gold mine and heap leach. Construction will begin immediately, and production is expected in 2014.

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    SILVER-GOLD EXPLORATION: El Tigre finds high values in old Mexican dumps

    August 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Vancouver-based El Tigre Silver Corp. reports high silver and gold grades from its sampling program at the former El Tigre silver mine in Sonora. The mine produced 70 million to 75 million oz of silver and 325,000 to 350,000 oz…

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    COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Franco-Nevada, Inmet set up precious metals stream for Cobre Panama

    August 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – Franco-Nevada Corp. and Inmet Mining, both of Toronto, have agreed to terms for a precious metals stream on the Cobre Panama copper project. The project is a joint venture of Inmet (80%) and Korea Panama Mining (20%).

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    Primero’s star rises over western Mexico

    August 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The industry expected big things from Toronto-based Primero Mining when it acquired the San Dimas gold-silver mine from major player Goldcorp just over two years ago to the tune of US$500 million, but things do not always go…

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    Northair finds more to draw on from La Cigarra

    July 24, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    International Northair Mines continues to pull stellar core out of its La Cigarra silver project in Mexico.

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    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Inmet partners with Right To Play

    July 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Inmet Mining has made a contribution of $1 million to Right To Play’s sustainable programs. The donation, payable over four years, makes Inmet Right To Play’s newest national corporate partner.

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    EXPANSION: Sandvik Mining launches offices in Mexico

    June 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Sandvik Mining has officially opened a new corporate building in Guadalajara. The new US$7.5-million building includes offices and service workshops covering a total surface of 4,900 m2.

  • Louis Dreyfus to litigate against Baja Mining

    June 21, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Nearly two months after Baja Mining initially disclosed cost overruns of US$246 million at its Boleo copper-cobalt-zinc project in Baja California Sur, Mexico, one of the company’s largest shareholders, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Metals…

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    COPPER MINING: Red Tiger makes first copper at Luz del Cobre

    May 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Red Tiger Mining of Toronto says its Luz del Cobre heap leach project has produced its first copper cathodes in Sonora state. The deposit is a near surface, blanket-type oxidized copper occurrence with measured resources of 2.0…

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    CONTRACT AWARD: SNC-Lavalin to lead team at Cobre Panama

    May 22, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – A joint venture led by SNC-Lavalin (70%) of Montreal, and including GyM SA (15%) and Techint International Construction (15%) will be providing detailed engineering, procurement and construction management for Inmet…

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    Inmet finances Cobre Panama under majority ownership

    May 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Toronto-based major Inmet Mining has opted to retain its majority interest in the world-class Cobre Panama copper-gold project through development financing, as the company announced a hybrid plan that would see it shoulder…