Canadian Mining Journal

Mexico and Central America

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    GOLD: Lundin wastes no time at Fruta del Norte, names engineering team

    February 5, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ECUADOR – Vancouver’s Lundin Gold is wasting no time since its acquisition of the Fruta del Norte large, high grade, undeveloped gold project late last year. The company has assembled a team of highly skilled engineering firms that will…

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    Baja Mining’s Boleo plant produces first copper

    February 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When Tom Ogryzlo replaced John Greenslade as head of Baja Mining (TSXV: BAJ) in May 2012, the company and its then 70% owned copper-cobalt-zinc Boleo project in Mexico were in freefall – reeling from hundreds of millions of…

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    Aura Minerals suspends mining at Aranzazu

    January 20, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Aura Minerals (TSX: ORX) has become the latest casualty of slumping commodity prices, unresponsive financing markets and fixed costs, announcing this week it is suspending mining operations temporarily at its Aranzazu copper-gold-silver…

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    Petaquilla could lose Molejon mine

    January 13, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vancouver-based Petaquilla Minerals (TSX: PTQ; OTCBB: PTQMF), operator of the Molejon open pit gold mine in Panama, is facing scrutiny from Canadian and Panamanian regulators, leading to a possible cancellation of its mining…

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    Sherritt surges as Obama ends US isolation of Cuba

    December 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for a “new approach” in Washington’s relationship with Cuba, including the establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing of economic and travel restrictions, lifted the shares of Sherritt…

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    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…