Colombia Mining News

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.

Royal Road and Hemco form exploration partnership in Nicaragua

The cooperation agreement aims at identifying and exploring gold and copper targets in the areas covered by both companies’ existing licenses

Canada's Gran Colombia Gold resumes operations at strike-hit Segovia mine

While production in August was below normal due to the ongoing disruptions to the company’s operations, Gran Colombia expects to meet its annual production guidance for 2017 of 150,000 to 160,000 ounces of gold.

Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine

Wayuu leaders traveled to Bogotá to protest against El Cerrejón, the thermal coal open-pit mine owned by Glencore, BHP Billiton and Anglo American

Artisanal miners’ protests heat up in Colombia

They are protesting against expansion plans by Zandor Capital, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Gran Colombia Gold, and also in opposition to Bill 169

Colombian First Nations protest illegal mining on their traditional territories

The Indigenous groups demand urgent action against 160 mines whose activities -they say- are contaminating rivers, ravines, and the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Six contractors die at illegal gold mine in Colombia

An explosion at an illegal gold mine in Colombia has killed six security contractors who were working for Continental Gold (TSX:CNL).

Artisanal miners’ strike impacts Colombian town

Local businesses have joined a general strike started six days ago by at least 10,000 artisanal and ancestral miners

Canada’s Zonte Metals sues Colombia over gold permit rejection

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

Colombia coal mine explosion kills 13

Thirteen coal miners have died in Colombia after an explosion at an illegal coal mine on Friday.

Gemfields steps up fight against takeover by largest investor

Company called Pallinghurst Resources' bid “derisory”, adding it "clearly undervalues" the firm.

Here’s why Colombia’s mining sector is losing its shine

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.