Colombia Mining News

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

Emeralds and rubies producer Fura Gems changes look

The company, which began operations a year ago, said the move seeks to strengthen its communication with key stake holders and consumers.

Fura Gems finds giant emerald at historic Coscuez mine in Colombia

The 25.97-carat rough emerald is considered both “rare and exceptional” given its size, colour saturation and clarity.

Colombian initiative prevents 25 tonnes of mercury from entering the environment

“We are the first territory actively making efforts towards eradicating the use of mercury and we are close to achieving this goal,” Antioquia's Governor said.

Federal Council rejects mining referendum in Colombian town

The council endorsed a plea introduced by mining workers against a ruling by the Cundinamarca Administrative Court.

Fourteen Colombian miners rescued from collapsed mine

It took authorities about three hours to be able to dig a back access entrance.

Sixteen people trapped in gold mine in Colombia

The quarry’s entrance collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

Australia's South32 to appeal damages ruling in Colombia

The court accepted as valid arguments and evidence presented by community leaders who claimed that waste emissions from South32’s Cerro Matoso nickel mine caused skin, lung and heart problems to people in the nearby towns.

Colombia pro-mining referendum will not soothe global miners

Pro-mining votes seem set to benefit local companies and mining in streams and on mountainsides, not multinationals.

Gran Colombia's output grows by 35%

During the first quarter of 2018, output reached 52,672 ounces.

Fura Gems kicks off initial production at iconic Coscuez emerald mine

Early output of 1,720 carats of emeralds, including 826 carats of top quality ones, was achieved through a bulk-sampling program carried out within eight weeks of the completing the acquisition of the mine

Colombia coal output down slightly in 2017 to 89.4 million tonnes

The biggest players in Colombia's coal industry are Drummond Co, Glencore Plc, Murray Energy Corp's Colombia Natural Resources, and Cerrejon.

Fura Gems to restart Colombia’s iconic Coscuez emerald mine in April

New gemstones mining and marketing company is stepping up efforts to kick off operations at some of its key assets and help organize what it calls "a highly disorganized and fragmented industry."

Colombia bomb halts Cerrejon coal train; output, exports unaffected

The attack occurred late on Monday in northern La Guajira province where the open-pit coal mine is located.

Colombia's Cerrejon, union reach last-minute deal to avoid strike

The largest union at Cerrejon has reached an 11th-hour salary and benefits deal with the company, avoiding a strike, the union said on Thursday.

Union at Colombia's Cerrejon votes to strike after talks fail

Cerrejon accounts for 37% of the country's coal output, the world's fifth-largest exporter of the mineral, and a strike is likely to affect exports.

Union, Colombia's Cerrejon mine return to talks in bid to avoid strike

A 10-day voting period for union members to decide whether to stop work after failed talks ends on Monday afternoon.

Barrick grabs stake in Royal Road Minerals in $1.3 million deal

Proceeds from the private placement and financing will be used for exploration and development of the junior miner’s projects in Colombia and Nicaragua.

Despite 42-day strike, Gran Colombia surpasses 2017 production guidance

Only in the fourth quarter of 2017, the company produced 51,699 ounces of gold, up 26% over the fourth quarter of the previous year.

Workers at Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine say they could strike over wages

Unless disagreements at negotiations for wages and benefits are resolved by Jan. 19

Public uproar in Colombia over waterfall polluted by illegal miners

A citizen’s video showing the extent of the contamination went viral.

Colombian First Nations rally against mining in the world’s highest mountain/coastal system

The Arhuaco tribe believes mining in the area threatens both the natural environment and the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous communities.

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.