Colombia Mining News

Colombian police dismantle highest illegal gold mine in the country

The mine was located on a 2,800-metre high mountain.

Former Gemfields exc.-led firm grabs Coscuez emerald mine in Colombia

Fura Gems aims to resume production at the mine within six months of the deal closure.

Gran Colombia Gold to switch Marmato project from open pit to underground

Marmato underground gold mine is expected to have a minimum 12-year productive life, generating over 1.5 million ounces of the precious metal during that time.

Royal Road and Hemco form exploration partnership in Nicaragua

The cooperation agreement aims at identifying and exploring gold and copper targets in the areas covered by both companies’ existing licenses

Canada's Gran Colombia Gold resumes operations at strike-hit Segovia mine

While production in August was below normal due to the ongoing disruptions to the company’s operations, Gran Colombia expects to meet its annual production guidance for 2017 of 150,000 to 160,000 ounces of gold.

Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine

Wayuu leaders traveled to Bogotá to protest against El Cerrejón, the thermal coal open-pit mine owned by Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American

Artisanal miners’ protests heat up in Colombia

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

Colombian First Nations protest illegal mining on their traditional territories

The Indigenous groups demand urgent action against 160 mines whose activities -they say- are contaminating rivers, ravines, and the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Six contractors die at illegal gold mine in Colombia

An explosion at an illegal gold mine in Colombia has killed six security contractors who were working for Continental Gold (TSX:CNL).

Artisanal miners’ strike impacts Colombian town

Local businesses have joined a general strike started six days ago by at least 10,000 artisanal and ancestral miners

Canada’s Zonte Metals sues Colombia over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the Department of Antioquia's mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Colombia coal mine explosion kills 13

Thirteen coal miners have died in Colombia after an explosion at an illegal coal mine on Friday.

Gemfields steps up fight against takeover by largest investor

Company called Pallinghurst Resources' bid “derisory”, adding it "clearly undervalues" the firm.

Here’s why Colombia’s mining sector is losing its shine

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.

Continental surges 33% after securing $134m for Colombia gold mine

World number two gold miner Newmont takes 20% stake and private equity giant Red Kite 5% in Toronto junior.

Colombia calls governments to stop ‘blood gold’ trafficking

The country has taken a page out of the diamond industry’s books by calling for international regulations aimed at cutting the amount of illegally-mined gold entering mainstream markets.

Illegal gold mining fuels violence in Colombia

Antioquia has been the heartland of the Colombian gold trade since colonial times, when Spanish conquerors came in search of the mythical El Dorado.

AngloGold halts work at giant Colombian project

$2 billion La Colosa project boasts reserves of over 25m ounces of gold.

Gran Colombia Gold goes after the South American nation in $700 million lawsuit

The lawsuit is against the government's order to Gran Colombia Gold to halt its Marmato project until it has further consulted with local residents.

Miranda announces that IAMGOLD corporation signs option agreement to earn an interest in Mirandas Antares Project in Colombia

The Antares Project consists of ten primarily contiguous exploration applications.

Colombian court lets Zonte Metal sue authorities over gold permit rejection

The Canadian junior explorer argues its exploration application was not processed in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Colombia – a hidden lead story

Despite hosting three mountain ranges (cordilleras) which belong to the Andes system- a prolific mineral terrain - Colombia is not a mining nation.

Vancouver junior mining pump-and-dump scheme exposed

Volkmar Guido Hable, ex Samaranta Mining CEO, will be hauled before a BC Securities Commission panel later this month.

Colombia: Golden future, difficult reality

I came to Colombia primarily to answer one question: this country may offer immense mineral potential but is it a good place to spend some investment dollars?

Gemfields postpones emerald auction over India's ‘demonetization’

The auction of emeralds from the miner's Kagem operation in Zambia will now be in February.