The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.
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The company, which began operations a year ago, said the move seeks to strengthen its communication with key stake holders and consumers.
The 25.97-carat rough emerald is considered both “rare and exceptional” given its size, colour saturation and clarity.
“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.
The council endorsed a plea introduced by mining workers against a ruling by the Cundinamarca Administrative Court.
It took authorities about three hours to be able to dig a back access entrance.
The quarry’s entrance collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Pro-mining votes seem set to benefit local companies and mining in streams and on mountainsides, not multinationals.
During the first quarter of 2018, output reached 52,672 ounces.
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
The biggest players in Colombia's coal industry are Drummond Co, Glencore Plc, Murray Energy Corp's Colombia Natural Resources, and Cerrejon.
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."
The attack occurred late on Monday in northern La Guajira province where the open-pit coal mine is located.
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.
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.
A 10-day voting period for union members to decide whether to stop work after failed talks ends on Monday afternoon.
Proceeds from the private placement and financing will be used for exploration and development of the junior miner’s projects in Colombia and Nicaragua.
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.
Unless disagreements at negotiations for wages and benefits are resolved by Jan. 19
A citizen’s video showing the extent of the contamination went viral.
The Arhuaco tribe believes mining in the area threatens both the natural environment and the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous communities.
The mine was located on a 2,800-metre high mountain.
Fura Gems aims to resume production at the mine within six months of the deal closure.
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.