Colombia Mining News

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.

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.