Colombia Mining News

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.

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.