Canadian Mining Journal


Mexico and Central America


  • News

    GOLD: Argonaut pours first gold from San Agustin

    September 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Toronto-based Argonaut Gold has poured the first gold from its San Agustin project in Durango. The feat comes only 10 months after breaking ground on the project. Pete Dougherty, president & CEO said, “Also of great importance to

  • Feature

    Agnico Eagle soars at 60

    September 13, 2017 by David Godkin

    Iconic Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines celebrates its 60th anniversary

  • News

    GoGold Resources sells Santa Gertrudis to Agnico Eagle

    September 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD) is selling its Santa Gertrudis gold project in Sonora, Mexico, to Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM) for US$80 million in cash in order to eliminate debt. The junior retains a 2% net smelter return royalty but Agnico

  • News

    COPPER: First Quantum boosts share of Cobre Panama

    August 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – First Quantum Minerals of Toronto is boosting its share of the Cobre Panama copper project by increasing its share of the operating company, Minera Panama SA, to 90%. First Quantum will pay $635 million for the 10% share

  • News

    Vangold to mine historic stockpiles at El Pinguico

    August 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Vangold Mining (TSXV: VAN; US-OTC: VGLDF) hopes to reactivate production at the historic El Pinguico gold mine, which operated more than a hundred years ago outside Guanajuato City, Mexico. The mine – 2.5 km from Fresnillo’s (LON: FRES) Las Torres

  • Primero’s future uncertain after San Dimas strike actions

    August 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Primero Mining‘s (TSX: P) future hangs in the balance following 18 months of operational inefficiencies and labour-related work stoppages at its flagship San Dimas operation, 125 km northeast of Mazatlán, Mexico. … Primero has been dealing with sociopolitical issues

  • News

    Leagold’s strong start at Los Filos gold mine

    August 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Leagold Mining (TSXV: LMC) is navigating a six-month transition period at the Los Filos heap leach gold mine in Mexico. The company acquired the asset from Goldcorp (TSX: G; NYSE: GG) in early April for US$350 million in cash and shares. On

  • News

    Uncertainty in Guatemala drives Tahoe to suspend dividend and guidance

    August 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Tahoe Resources (TSX: THO; NYSE: TAHO) is suspending dividend payments and company-wide guidance due to the temporary suspension of its flagship Escobal mine in Guatemala. The decision to suspend the monthly 2¢ per share dividend will save the company about $65

  • News

    Ascendant explores El Mochito’s upside

    July 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Ascendant Resources (TSX: ASND) has delivered fresh exploration drill results from its El Mochito zinc-lead-silver mine, 88 km southwest of San Pedro Sula, in northwest Honduras. The 32,000-metre underground drill program is designed to infill and test for extensions of the carbonate

  • News

    GOLD: Minera Alamos to fast track La Fortuna project

    July 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Minera Alamos of Toronto has said it has engaged Especialistas en Ciencias de la Tierra, an earth sciences specialist, to complete the detailed work for the tailings management area at the company’s La Fortuna gold project in Durango.

  • GOLD: Alio raises $50M for Ana Paula project

    July 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Thanks to a bought deal, Alio Gold (formerly Timmins Gold) of Vancouver has raised approximately C$50.4 million for its Ana Paula gold project in Guerrero. The financing was underwritten by a syndicate led by Cormark Securities and Clarus

  • News

    SILVER: Guatemala pulls licence for Tahoe’s Escobal mine

    July 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GUATEMALA – Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources is taking its case to the Guatemalan constitutional court after that country’s supreme court temporarily suspended the mining licence for its Escobal silver mine. The mine, the third-largest silver producer in the world, had 2016