Mexico Mining News

Sitting in a Pile of Gold

SECTION: THE HUMAN FACE OF MINING Mario Ayub, Chair of Pan American Goldfields As a young mining engineer, almost thirty years ago, Mario Ayub never dreamed of the gold resources that would eventually be extracted […]

Economic Pressures Caused Worst Decline in Exploration Budget of the Last Two Decades

A report released by the Metals Economics Group (MEG) has painted a grim picture for the nonferrous exploration industry. From a record budget high in 2008 of about US $13 billion, the sector has fallen […]

Widows of Pasta de Conchos Mexico mining disaster sue in U.S. District Court

Four years ago today, 65 Mexican miners perished at the Pasta de Conchos coal mine in a powerful methane gas explosion. Three of their widows have sued Grupo Mexico claiming negligence.

Strong international turnout expected for MINExpo

MINExpo International 2008, the world’s largest mining equipment and technology exposition, is just two months away and international vendors are working with the US Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Buyer Program (IBP) to facilitate a robust international component of the show. To date 15 countries are using the IBP to organise delegations to attend the [...]

New Mexico coal mine starts feeding TEP plant

Peabody Energy says it has started shipping coal from its new El Segundo mine in northwestern New Mexico.

Caterpillar Announces Acquisition of Leading Brazilian Locomotive

Contact: Jim Dugan Corporate Public Affairs (309) 494-4100 [email protected] MGE Equipamentos & Serviços Ferroviários Ltda. will become part of Caterpillar's Progress Rail Services Division PEORIA, IL, – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), has reached an agreement […]

Southern Copper to invest $934 million in Peru mine

The corporation, a leading global producer of copper that operates in Peru and Mexico, is planning to invest $934 million in Tia Maria, a copper reserve located in Cocachacra - a district in the southern ...

Mexico Miners' Union May Take Strike Vote This Week / Judge says German Larrea "You have one week"

Mexico's biggest mining union may vote this week on whether to hold more strikes if the Labor Ministry doesn't officially recognize its leader's re-election. "It is an irresponsible provocation," Napoleon …more at topix

Santa Fe Gold Agrees to Purchase Processing Equipment and Real Property for Summit Silver-Gold Project

ALBUQUERQUE, NM–(Marketwire – June 3, 2008) – Santa Fe Gold Corp (OTCBB: SFEG), a U.S.-based mining and exploration enterprise focused on gold, silver, copper and industrial minerals, today announced that it had entered into a […]

SILVER MINING – 400-year-old silver mine reopens

MEXICO - GREAT PANTHER RESOURCES of Vancouver recently celebrated the reopening of the famous Guanajuato silver min... [Full Story]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico. The survey, commissioned by Arian Silver Corp, which […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico. The survey, commissioned by Arian Silver Corp, which […]

New Steelworkers' Website Sets Record Straight on Grupo Mexico

The United Steelworkers has launched a new website to shine the spotlight on the business practices of Grupo Mexico, a Mexican conglomerate that owns numerous businesses in the Western Hemisphere….more at topix.com

Mexican miners set 24-hour strike for Monday

Mexico's mining union said its members would go on a 24-hour nationwide strike on Monday after the labor ministry failed to confirm the reelection of the union's estranged leader Napoleon Gomez….more at topix.com

Mexico Mine Union on Strike for Recognition of Leader

Mexico's largest mining union began a one-day strike to protest the government's delay in recognizing the re-election of Napoleon Gomez Urrutia as its leader.

Many mine start ups since April

The latest issue of International Mining Project News is now available (May 23). In addition to almost 35 feasibility and prefeasibility studies, it reports on some 40 projects in development and notes a higher than normal number of new mines going into production over the past two weeks. Big news is Couer d’Alene Mines noting [...]

Prof William Chavez Conference: SE Europe Geoscience Foundation in co-operation with the Society of Economic Geologists

SEEGF is holding a two day conference with the SEG International Exchange Lecturer, Professor William X Chavez in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16 and 17. Chavez has an international research reputation and is a very engaging lecturer. […]

Prof William Chavez Conference: SE Europe Geoscience Foundation in co-operation with the Society of Economic Geologists

SEEGF is holding a two day conference with the SEG International Exchange Lecturer, Professor William X Chavez in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 16 and 17. Chavez has an international research reputation and is a very engaging lecturer. He is currently Professor of Geological Engineering at the New Mexico School of Mines in Socorro, New Mexico, where he has [...]

Timberock International signing up distributors in Mexico and Chile

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Timberock International's participation in recent trade missions to Central and South America has paid off. Don Michaluk, sales manager at the Elliot Lake-based company, accompanied Ontario government trade officials and representatives of […]

Robot maps Mexican silver mine

Using a unique laser scanning robot 3D Laser Mapping has successfully completed a project to create a 3D map of the San Jose silver mine in Mexico, International Mining reports. The survey, commissioned by Arian […]

Mill approved at Platosa test mine

MEXICO – The directors of EXCELLON RESOURCES of Toronto have approved construction of a 350-t/d lead-zinc flotation mill at the company's Platosa test mine near Bermejillo. Mill construction should begin in the latter half of […]

Vista Gold Corp. Announces Completion of Purchase and First Stage of Transportation of Gold Processing Equipment for the Paredones Amarillos Project

DENVER, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vista Gold Corp. ("Vista" or the "Corporation") (TSX & AMEX: VGZ) is pleased to announce that further to the Company's January 7, 2008 press release, the Company has finalized the […]

Larox Won 7.5 Million Filter Orders

Larox has received approximately EUR 7.5 million worth of orders to supply filters and auxiliaries to a chemical company in Germany and to two mining companies in Mexico. Two of the orders will be delivered […]

Metso Minerals signs a service contract with Peñoles in Mexico

Metso Minerals has signed a service contract with Servicios Industriales Peñoles, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. The value of the 5-year contract is approximately EUR 2 million. The purpose of the contract is to provide […]

Goldcorp?s El Sauzal receives international cyanide certification

Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico has become the first gold mining operation in Mexico to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code). El Sauzal was 2007’s largest gold producer in Mexico, at over 300,000 oz. Early [...]