Colombia Mining News

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.

Canada’s Zonte sues Colombia authorities over gold permit rejection

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

South32 scoops up Peabody's Metropolitan coal mine in $200m deal

The deal includes a 17% interest in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, south of Sydney.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Colombia's largest coal mine resumes exports

Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination.

Colombia to penalize illegal gold mining with up to 12 years in prison

The Colombian Congress is discussing a bill that introduces the term “ecocide” to classify the effects of illegal mining and that would set harsh penalties for those who commit such crimes.

Colombia’s largest mine turns to Australian tech to reduce environmental impacts

The Cerrejón mine is one of the world’s largest open cut coal operations.

B2Gold gets fresh push after announcing at-the-market offering of up to $100M

B2Gold’s stock has gained almost 229% so far this year.

An update on Colombia’s peace process and a gold explorer gaining critical mass

After 50 years of conflict, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) have signed a ceasefire agreement.

Latin America the world’s most dangerous place for environmental activists

More environmentalists were murdered in Latin America in 2015 than anywhere else in the world, with anti-mining causes claiming the most lives, a report by Global Witness shows.

China's nuclear war on coal

Beijing's already cut coal miners working hours by 16% and plans to eliminate 500 million tonnes of coal capacity within just 3–5 years.

Widespread illegal mining in Colombia is 'linked to malaria outbreak'

The Colombian National Health Institute recorded 18,524 malaria cases in 2015.

Mongolia and Colombia tout their fair mined ecological gold

The Alliance for Responsible Mining announces today that Fairmined Ecological Gold from the Mongolian organization XAMODX and five mining organizations in la Llanada, Colombia is now available.

Colombia joins the World Coal Association

The Colombian Mining Association (CMA) has joined the World Coal Association (WCA), the global network for the coal industry, as its newest Associate Member.

South32 looking for assets despite $1.75bn loss, massive layoffs

Despite the loss and a 94% drop in earnings, analysts believe the company's modest debt of $116 million makes it well-positioned to act on opportunities.

Galway Gold mulls legal escape to Colombia’s mining ban in paramos

The junior miner said the ruling not only forces it to halt operations, but it also blocks it from transferring the project, as the mining permit will no longer be valid.

Cases of malaria on the rise in Colombia’s mining regions, study shows

Cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Colombia have been skyrocketing, but only in areas where mining activities have increased, a new study shows.

Colombia bans mining in country’s vast moorlands

Mining in the area of the Andes mountains right above the continuous tree line had been prohibited since 2011, but concessions granted before such ban had continued to date.

Double-digit growth expected for Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico — Scotiabank

Despite recent market volatility and exposure to low oil and commodity prices, the countries growth won't be affected, says the bank.