Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


  • News

    Excalibur looks to build on Catanava’s rich past

    February 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cylindrical brick stacks poking out of the barren hill sides can be seen from miles away. But curiously, they don’t attach at the base to any grand warehouse or factory.

  • News

    COPPER: Inmet, Petaquilla reach commercial agreement

    February 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PANAMA – Inmet Mining Corp. of Toronto and Petaquilla Minerals of Vancouver have reached a commercial agreement covering their adjacent copper projects. The deal relates to aggregate procurement, land access and use, settlement of certain…

  • News

    GOLD: High grades drilled near Platosa silver mine

    January 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Excellon Resources of Toronto, perhaps the highest grade silver producer in the country, is having considerable success drilling for gold only a kilometre from its Platosa silver mine in Durango state. Hole LP1038 intersected…

  • News

    Santacruz Silver on the fast track to production

    January 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — For Mexico-focused Santacruz Silver Mining 2013 may well be the year where well laid plans take root and begin to grow. The Vancouver-based company is working on a trio of advanced stage silver projects with the goal of…

  • News

    South American Silver invests closer to home

    January 2, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    After taking a bruising in Bolivia earlier this year when the government revoked its Malku Khota concession, South American Silver is sticking a little closer to home.

  • 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…