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PanAm Silver has no ‘official notification’ of possible San Vicente nationalization

Pan American Silver said Tuesday it had consulted with Bolivia's Minister of Mines and its unions and "has not received official notification from any government representative with respect to the possibility that the Bolivian government might seek to take control of San Vicente." Bolivian media reports claims the Morales Administration was considering terminating joint venture contracts and taking control of several mines formerly operated by the government, which could include the San Vincente silver mine.

Rescuers fight to reach trapped Idaho miner

Associated Press reports that rescuers have been trying to reach a miner caught in a cave-in more than a mile underground. The roof of a tunnel at the silver mine in northern Idaho collapsed where the 53-year-old miner and his brother were working.

Coeur says Morales Administration won’t nationalize San Bartolomé mine

Bolivian officials says President Evo Morales will announce on May 1 that he is dismantling Bolivian mining's "privatization model" and will nationalize former state-owned mines. Coeur d'Alene Mines announced Thursday that it has received assurances from the Morales Administration that its San Bartolomé silver mine is not targeted for any proposed mining nationalization in Bolivia.

Silver stocks fall on Bolivian nationalisation fears

The shares in some North American silver miners fell sharply on Thursday after Bolivia's leftist government said it might rescind concessions on four mines in the country run by Glencore International Ltd [GLEN.UL] affiliates and Canada's Pan American Silver Corp (PAA.TO: Quote)(PAAS.O: Quote).