Guatemala Mining News

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.

Tahoe ceases dividend and suspends company-wide guidance due to uncertainty in Guatemala

The Vancouver-based miner seems to be handling the situation well, as officials announced Wednesday that balance sheets "remains strong"

Tahoe Resources forced to halt Escobal mine in Guatemala

The Canadian miner said it will take “all legal steps possible” after the country’s Supreme Court suspended the mining licence for its flagship Escobal silver mine.

Goldcorp makes headway with plan to give Dome mine a new life

The company may be able to begin developing the potential open-pit Century project in Ontario by 2023.

Teck Resources grabs Goldcorp’s stake in Mexican project for $50 million

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Protesters block access to Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine in Guatemala

Protest seems to be about a variety of issues, including claims that mining at Escobal is causing seismic activity in Casillas, located about 20 km from the operation.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Tahoe Resources soars on Q2 earnings

Stock rose 7.3% on Wednesday after the company announced Q2 results that beat expectations.

Accident suspends work at Guatemala gold mine

A worker is missing following an accident at a Guatemala mine owned by Vancouver’s Goldcorp (TSX:G).

Goldcorp’s Marlin mine: a decade of operations and controversy in Guatemala

In Latin America, resource development and its economic benefits continue to butt heads with indigenous culture and tradition.

Tahoe Resources is up after reporting net earnings of $31.9 million

Operations continue to perform within guidance.

Do mining companies adequately value corporate social responsibility?

The industry is generally optimistic after a difficult year. According to a recent study by the EY Global Mining & Metals Center, the mining sector was battered and bruised in 2014, but is expecting a strong performance in 2015.

Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine output at high end of 2014 expectations

The mine generated 20.3 million ounces (moz) of silver contained in concentrates recovered from 1.246 million tonnes of ore at an average grade of 585 grams per tonne (gpt).

Miners in Guatemala to pay ten times more royalties

President Otto Perez Molina has approved a new rule passed by the Congress last week, which rises taxes to transnational miners operating in the country from 1% to 10%.

Guatemala’s huge mining royalty hike makes Tahoe unhappy

The country’s congress passed Friday legislation to increase mining royalties from 5% to 10%.

Guatemalans file lawsuit against Canadian Tahoe Resources for 2013 shooting

Seven Guatemalan men have filed a civil lawsuit in a Vancouver court against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. for injuries they suffered last year when the miner’s security personnel opened fire on them at close range.

UN urges talks following violent Guatemala mining protest

A local resistance movement has been trying to stop development of El Tambor gold mine.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine reaches commercial production

Analysts say it could soon become one of the world’s largest producers of the precious metal.

Tahoe reports quarterly earnings after Escobal's first production

Tahoe expects to ramp-up to full production of 3,500 tonnes per day by the first quarter of 2014.

Tahoe wants to put the record straight on Guatemala mine

The mine is expected to produce 20 million ounces a year when it goes into operation next year, but the project has been plagued by violence and unrest.

Guatemalan appeals court challenges Tahoe’s Escobal mine license

The ruling was announced around 11:30 am ET in a press conference held by a local environmentalist group.

Canadian HudBay could face Guatemalan lawsuits at home

The three lawsuits against the miner over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project will be allowed to proceed in Canada.

Tahoe says Guatemala ban on new licenses won't affect silver project

Central American nation is rewriting mining law and wants to suspend new mining and exploration licences for two years.