Canadian Mining Journal

Mexico and Central America

  • News

    First Majestic Buys Orko Silver for La Preciosa

    December 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    “To add the amount of ounces we’re adding there are simply not a lot of opportunities. It was almost a must-have for us to add this asset to our portfolio,” said Keith Neumeyer, president and CEO of First Majestic Silver. He was describing Orko…

  • Feature

    Golden opportunities

    December 1, 2012 by Bill Braden

    With a penchant for finding gold in cold places, Vancouver-based Elgin Mining Inc. is also reaching into warmer climes as it banks on a sustained gold market to springboard growth across two continents.

  • Feature

    A gem of a mine

    December 1, 2012 by David Godkin

    ack in 2003, when geologist Eric Fier met with his future partners of Silvercrest Mining to discuss the state of the mining industry, one thing was perfectly clear: The market, they decided, needed a fresh silver play. If it happened to be a…

  • News

    Unigold rises on drill results

    November 28, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Shares of Unigold jumped 14.3% to 28¢ on news of one of the best ever drill results from the Candelones Extension, part of its Neita concession in the Dominican Republic.

  • News

    MINERAL PROCESSING: Inmet awards Cobre Panama contract to SNC-Lavalin

    November 14, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – Inmet Mining of Toronto has selected Joint Venture Panama Inc. to do the detailed engineering, procurement and construction of the mineral processing plant at its Cobre Panama copper project. The joint venture is led by…

  • News

    Newstrike’s Whittall on Guerrero gold

    October 16, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Richard Whittall has been near the forefront of discovery on Mexico’s prolific Guerrero gold belt for nearly two decades. The president and CEO of Vancouver-based Newstrike Capital knows all the players and has been involved in a long…

  • News

    Capstone: Doing it the right way

    October 15, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Capstone Mining is one of those good stories in the mining world that often get overlooked: a company that went out and did what it said it would do and is now reaping the benefits of two steadily producing copper mines that continue to beef up…

  • News

    Tahoe, Radius on working in Guatemala

    October 3, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — When listing stable mining jurisdictions Guatemala would have a hard time making the grade. The small Central American country emerged from civil war in 1996, and remains in its infancy as far as development and regulatory…

  • 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…

  • News

    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%).