Colombia Mining News

B2Gold hits record gold output in 2018 thanks to new Mali mine

For 2019, the Canadian miner forecasts gold production of between 935,000 and 975,000 ounces at all-in sustaining costs estimated at between $835 and $875 per ounce.

MAX Resource to develop large gold project in Colombia

The applications cover a total area of 1,757 square kilometres and are located within the western Chocó department.

The security risks of mining in Latin America

Americas Market Intelligence says companies need to do their due diligence.

Fura Gems advances Coscuez emerald project in Colombia

The Coscuez mine has produced some of the best emeralds from Colombia’s Muzo region for more than 300 years.

Miners operating in Colombia accused of forcing people off their land

According to Forjando Futuros foundation, the forced displacement was ordered by the companies but executed by either the National Army or the guerrilla.

Colombian mining group says tax bill will attract foreign investment

The bill proposes a gradual reduction in taxes on businesses to 30% by 2022 as well as a new sales tax refund of 19% for capital goods such as machinery.

Cerro Matoso owes Colombia more than $56M in royalties

The mine applied incorrect discounts to its royalty payments over several multi-year periods.

Court says Colombia votes cannot block mining, oil projects

A wave of environmentally focused anti-mining referendums over the past 18 months have worried investors.

Colombian court hands major win to South32, won’t have to pay damages

But the court upheld part of the previous ruling requiring the miner to re-apply for its environmental licensing and start a community consultation process.

Three dead, several injured after attack at Continental Gold site in Colombia

This is the second time this month the Toronto-based miner mourns the death of staff members in Colombia.

Code to improve responsible sourcing in artisanal mining launched

The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and RESOLVE have released a code to facilitate increased responsible sourcing from artisanal miners, while contributing to improved social and environmental performance of artisanal and small scale mining sector.

Newmont can’t get enough of Colombia, buys 19.9% of Orosur

This is the third agreement with a Canadian gold miner with projects in Colombia that Newmont inked in the last 18 months.

Colombia asks for Venezuela's cooperation in case of five murdered miners

The workers were killed in a gold mine in the southern Bolívar state.

Newmont to extend footprint in Colombia with Lyra gold project deal

The US miner will eventually have to invest a minimum of $3 million in Miranda Gold's Lyra project to be granted a 51% stake on it.

Two people dead in mining accident in central Colombia

The provincial Secretary of Mines said that eight people have died in similar conditions this year.

Fura Gems grabs more ruby assets in Mozambique

Gemstone producer us is expanding its footprint in Mozambique by acquiring nine ruby assets from ASX-listed Mustang Resources and Regius Resources Group.

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.