Central America Mining News

Jamaica's mining revival turns red earth to gold for hedge funds

Investors are benefiting from a panicked realization across the aluminum industry that the supply chain is fragile.

US Congress members send letter to Guatemala's president urging improved investment climate

The current environment in Guatemala is actively harming American companies doing business in the country.

Goldcorp makes headway with plan to give Dome mine a new life

The company may be able to begin developing the potential open-pit Century project in Ontario by 2023.

Teck Resources grabs Goldcorp’s stake in Mexican project for $50 million

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

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Water scarcity, pollution to take shine off Latin American mining sector

In addition to raising costs for miners and delaying certain projects, the focus on the amount of water used by the extraction industry in the region will boost social pressure and anti-mining sentiment, experts say.

Guatemalans’ lawsuit against Tahoe Resources to go to trial

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected efforts by Tahoe Resources Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit brought by seven Guatemalan men for injuries they suffered during the violent suppression of a peaceful protest at Tahoe’s mine in Guatemala.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Eldorado Gold plans to build mines in Greece not likely to happen before May

The company's Perama Hill project still needs approval to begin construction, while its larger Skouries project keeps facing opposition.

Eldorado stands up for its gold project in Greece

Eldorado's vice-president, Nancy Woo, says opponents’ concerns are unfounded, as the gold mine will follow all the essential European Union and Greek environmental rules.

Masked trespassers attack Eldorado's subsidiary project in Greece, set machinery on fire

Close to 40 masked intruders stormed into the Skouries project's facilities, causing extensive damage with firebombs and flammable liquid.

Fresh protests against Eldorado Gold’s Hellas mine in Greece

Citizens’ groups, backed by the radical leftist party Syriza that is now the second largest group in parliament, have been trying to wreck the project since 2011, when Eldorado was granted its exploration licence.

Goldcorp's mine in El Salvador a ‘threat’ to human rights: government

Country wants the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) to help it stop Goldcorp's Cerro Blanco project.

FDG Mining Inc.: gold resource at Topacio raised to 344,664 ounces

The company reports the new inferred mineral resource of 2,702,984 tonnes grading 3.97 g/t gold containing 344,664 ounces gold.

Guatemala seeks 40% stake of all mining companies

Like most of Latin America, Guatemala is to increase control over natural resources, with President Otto Perez Molina proposing a Constitutional reform that will make possible for the for the government to acquire up to 40% of the mining and exploration companies operating in the country.

Baja Mining thanks shareholders for their support and provides project update

On the table at the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Vancouver were cost overruns, operating costs and new funding requirements.

Sparton project updates and new share options

Exploration activities are underway at the Sierra Rosario and Battle Mountain ridge properties in Mexico and Nevada; additionally, Sparton has reserved 3.4 million common shares for purchase.

Paramount Gold and Silver discovers continuity of high silver values between San Antonio and La Veronica on its San Miguel project

Paramount started drilling earlier this year on untested gaps between deposits to evaluate the potential of continuous mineralization along the Guazapares Megastructurestructural corridor.

Torex reports second quarter results

Financial highlight: the $17.1 million net loss of April 30, 2011 increased to $28.9 million.

Goldgroup provides permitting and project update at Caballo Blanco and election of board of directors

Having provided permitting, a project update at its Caballo Blanco project in Mexico and just announced new board of directors, Goldgroup Mining gathers no moss.

Golden Reign resources announces private placement of up to $5 Million

Having entered into an agreement with a syndicate of agents, led by Stonecap Securities, 7,400,000 units are on sale at $0.67 per unit or gross proceeds of up to $5,000,000. Golden Reign is also granting agents an option to purchase an additional 15% for additional gross proceeds of up to $750,000.

Tiny El Salvador needs mining but worries about water contamination

The government of El Salvador is warning that the future large-scale development of the Cerro Blanco mine in southern Guatemala will greatly endanger the quality of water found in the Lempa River, which supplies water not only to Guatemala but also to Honduras and El Salvador.

One killed and dozens injured during escalating Panama mining protests

An indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé teenager was killed and 40 people were injured in connection with a police crackdown on dissent over mining and hydroelectric developments in Panama, where Canadian mining companies have a large presence.

Canada's Inmet Mining can go ahead with its Cobre Panama copper project

Canada's Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN) reached a milestone after the government of Panama approved the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for its Cobre Panama copper project.