Colombia Mining News

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.

Continental surges 33% after securing $134m for Colombia gold mine

World number two gold miner Newmont takes 20% stake and private equity giant Red Kite 5% in Toronto junior.

Colombia calls governments to stop ‘blood gold’ trafficking

The country has taken a page out of the diamond industry’s books by calling for international regulations aimed at cutting the amount of illegally-mined gold entering mainstream markets.

Illegal gold mining fuels violence in Colombia

Antioquia has been the heartland of the Colombian gold trade since colonial times, when Spanish conquerors came in search of the mythical El Dorado.

AngloGold halts work at giant Colombian project

$2 billion La Colosa project boasts reserves of over 25m ounces of gold.

Gran Colombia Gold goes after the South American nation in $700 million lawsuit

The lawsuit is against the government's order to Gran Colombia Gold to halt its Marmato project until it has further consulted with local residents.

Miranda announces that IAMGOLD corporation signs option agreement to earn an interest in Mirandas Antares Project in Colombia

The Antares Project consists of ten primarily contiguous exploration applications.

Colombian court lets Zonte Metal sue authorities over gold permit rejection

The Canadian junior explorer argues its exploration application was not processed in accordance with the country’s mining code.

Colombia – a hidden lead story

Despite hosting three mountain ranges (cordilleras) which belong to the Andes system- a prolific mineral terrain - Colombia is not a mining nation.

Vancouver junior mining pump-and-dump scheme exposed

Volkmar Guido Hable, ex Samaranta Mining CEO, will be hauled before a BC Securities Commission panel later this month.

Colombia: Golden future, difficult reality

I came to Colombia primarily to answer one question: this country may offer immense mineral potential but is it a good place to spend some investment dollars?

Gemfields postpones emerald auction over India's ‘demonetization’

The auction of emeralds from the miner's Kagem operation in Zambia will now be in February.

Canada’s Zonte sues Colombia authorities over gold permit rejection

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

South32 scoops up Peabody's Metropolitan coal mine in $200m deal

The deal includes a 17% interest in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, south of Sydney.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Colombia's largest coal mine resumes exports

Cerrejon has restarted loading and exporting from its Bolivar port after a suspension last week due to suspected contamination.

Colombia to penalize illegal gold mining with up to 12 years in prison

The Colombian Congress is discussing a bill that introduces the term “ecocide” to classify the effects of illegal mining and that would set harsh penalties for those who commit such crimes.

Colombia’s largest mine turns to Australian tech to reduce environmental impacts

The Cerrejón mine is one of the world’s largest open cut coal operations.

B2Gold gets fresh push after announcing at-the-market offering of up to $100M

B2Gold’s stock has gained almost 229% so far this year.

An update on Colombia’s peace process and a gold explorer gaining critical mass

After 50 years of conflict, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) have signed a ceasefire agreement.

Latin America the world’s most dangerous place for environmental activists

More environmentalists were murdered in Latin America in 2015 than anywhere else in the world, with anti-mining causes claiming the most lives, a report by Global Witness shows.

China's nuclear war on coal

Beijing's already cut coal miners working hours by 16% and plans to eliminate 500 million tonnes of coal capacity within just 3–5 years.