Workers search for the precious gems in the Minero river and the Real mine.
Editor Paul Harris says some exploration projects in the the country are advancing to the mine definition stage.
Study reveals some Latin American countries are racing to attract foreign investors eager to cash in on natural resources.
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Workers accepted a three-year contract with a signing bonus of $7,000.
Decision came on the heels of an audit that found serious violations to the country’s technical, environmental, safety and economic standards.
South America’s largest coal supplier risks losing its main customers to the US as mounting issues affecting major coal miners in the country have started to disrupt supply.
The violence comes as union leaders and company executives prepare to hold talks today, hoping to end a strike that is costing the company millions of dollars a day.
Cerrejon and workers at loggerheads over employment contract.
With the exception of Ghana and Cape Verde, which were ranked as “medium risk” in the index published Wednesday, all others were classified as “high risk."
The world of mining's richest entrepreneur is trying to recover investors’ trust and bump up his shrinking business empire.
Latin America will benefit from having “more firepower” than other regions, as strong international reserves are already helping those countries face commodity price collapses, said Lisa Schineller, Standard & Poor's economist.
Five gold miners working in a northern province of Colombia were kidnapped Friday afternoon by the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN).
While miners that already hold licenses will be allowed to keep working in the area, the authority emphasized that those permits will not be renewed once they expire.
It’s safe to say that some of the initial fervour around mineral exploration in Colombia has cooled.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Doima, a small town in central Colombia, about 80 km West of the capital Bogota, to oppose a proposed AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) (JSE:ANG), gold processing plant for its 100%owned La Colosa project.
The operation —a joint venture between BHP Billiton (ASX, NYSE:BHP), Anglo American (LON:AAL) and Xstrata (LON:XTA)— produced 34.6 million tons of coal last year, 4% more than the projected 33.3 million tons and exported 32.8 million tons, 2.5% over the 32 million ton target.
Small-scale miners paid a 15% premium to adopt mercury-free mining techniques
Mining, not drugs, main income source for the revolutionary groups in Colombia.
Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay have recently been adding to their bullion holdings. And this might be only the beginning.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Friday a package of measures, including a proposed bill before congress, aimed to making illegal mining a crime punished by the country’s Penal Code.
Anglo American's Q3 met coal output surges 12%, thermal coal dips 15%
Canada's U3O8 had optimized the metallurgical process at its Berlin uranium project, in Colombia, and found that by adding an acetic-acid (vinegar) leach step to the process by which the uranium, phosphate, vanadium, rare earths and other metals would be extracted, resulted in a 50% reduction in acid consumption, among other benefits.
Uranium exploration and production is on a fast track in Latin American, as investors begin to realize that a few small-cap companies are controlling deposits that could be worth billions of dollars.
Colombia's booming mining and oil industries are likely to be the centre of terrorist attacks over the coming months as soldiers and guerrillas fight on the battlefield, while their delegations hold peace talks to end the country's half-century-old conflict.
The debated contract, that has Colombian authorities divided over the terms under which BHP Billiton should operate the Cerro Matoso nickel mine, found a momentary solution this week after the government decided to extend the mining deal until 2029.
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