Minera Yanacocha Mining News

Newmont’s Conga opponents vandalize mine site, kidnap worker

Contract security guard was freed early Friday.

Peru’s decision on Newmont’s $4.8 billion Conga mine independent of any study: Government

The team of three international environmental consultants hired by Peru’s government has recommended significant changes to Newmont’s hindered $4.8 billion copper-gold project, the Conga mine. But the government is saying its final decision won’t be determined solely by this or any study.

Peru mining investments reached US$7.2 billion in 2011, 77% more than in 2010

Mining companies in Peru invested US$7.2 billion in 2011, 77% more than in 2010, Mines and Energy Ministry (MEM) reports.