Central America Mining News

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.

Government of Panama confirms commitment to Cobre Panama project

Inmet Mining Corporation (TSX:IMN) (Inmet) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Minera Panama, S.A. (MPSA) has received a letter from His Excellency, the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Roberto Henriquez, that clarifies the Government of Panama's position on the recent repeal of Law 8 of 2011, making it clear that such repeal will not impact the development of mining projects in Panama, such as the Cobre Panama project, that currently have a contract law in place in respect of their concessions.