President of Colombia promises to block mining projects to protect water sources

Mining News Pro - Colombia’s president Gustavo Petro said on Saturday his government will block mining projects that threaten water sources.

Colombian municipalities affected by exit of Glencore’s subsidiary demand smooth transition into non-mining activities

Mining News Pro - The mayors of five municipalities that fall within the Cesar mining corridor, in northern Colombia, have asked the Gustavo Petro government to gradually phase out mining operations and promote a smooth transition into another type of industry. This, instead of ordering an abrupt closure of all of the mines in the region.

Copper Innovation Hub launched in Colombia

Mining News Pro - Ten companies from Colombia, Chile, Peru, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia have launched the Copper Innovation Hub, an initiative led by consultancy firm Quintil Valley.

Colombia may require environmental licenses for mining exploration

Mining News Pro - Colombia could require mining firms get environmental licenses for exploration in order to protect the environment, increase state control and prevent conflict between communities and extractive companies, the environment minister said on Thursday.

Blockade at Zijin’s Colombia gold mine is lifted

Mining News Pro - Road blockades set up by community members around Zijin Mining’s Colombia gold mine were lifted, a government official said on Sunday, after more than a week of protests which hit the Chinese company’s production.

Colombia’s new president threatens to blow up illegal mining operations

Mining News Pro - Colombia’s new leftist president Gustavo Petro said that the armed forces will dynamite every dredge that is being used across the country to mine gold illegally.

B2Gold, AngloGold shelve Gramalote gold JV in Colombia

Mining News Pro - B2Gold and AngloGold Ashanti have put their Gramalote gold joint venture in Colombia on hold.

Explosion at Colombian coal mine kills nine workers, traps six

Mining News Pro - Nine miners have died and six remain trapped following an explosion at the La Mestiza coal mine in Colombia’s northeastern El Zulia municipality.

Colombia miners brace for environmental crackdown

Mining News Pro - Miners operating in Colombia are bracing for tighter environmental rules as the two anti-establishment presidential candidates that made it to a runoff on June 19 have promised stricter environmental rules and controls over the industry.

Libero shares jump on lengthy copper intercepts from Mocoa project in Colombia

Mining News Pro - Shares of Libero Copper & Gold reached their highest price in five years as the company released partial assay results from its first diamond drill hole at the Mocoa porphyry copper deposit in Putumayo, Colombia, since acquiring it in 2018.

Poll shows that more Colombians support mining

Mining News Pro - The number of Colombians who believe mining has a positive impact on the country’s economy continues to increase, a recent report by the National Association of Colombian Entrepreneurs states.

Colombia mining production, exports rose in 2021

Mining News Pro - Colombia's mining production and exports rose in 2021 from the previous year, the Colombian Mining Association (ACM) said on Friday, while forecasting mineral output will increase by 10% this year.

Auxico plans to build $116 million rare earth refinery in Colombia

Mining News Pro - Auxico Resources Canada is making plans to build a 10,000-sq.-metre rare earth refinery in the free trade zone in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. With a throughput of 36,000 tonnes per year, the estimated cost of the plant will be $116.2 million.

Mining projects will come if Colombia solves bottlenecks – vice minister

Mining News Pro - Colombia will easily attract major mining investment by solving licensing and regulatory bottlenecks and dealing with security issues comprehensively, the vice minister of mines said on Wednesday.

Colombia to hold bidding round for gold mining areas in early 2022

Mining News Pro - Colombia will begin taking offers in its first bidding round for gold exploration contracts in early 2022, the head of the national mining agency said on Tuesday, as the Andean country continues efforts to diversify its mineral output.

Colombian regulator shelves AngloGold’s permit request for Quebradona

Mining News Pro - AngloGold Ashanti said on Tuesday that Colombia’s environmental regulator, ANLA, had shelved the permit application for its Quebradona copper-gold project.

Workers again block rail line supplying Colombia coal miner Cerrejon

Mining News Pro - Former workers have again blocked Colombian coal miner Cerrejon’s rail line, the company said on Thursday, the latest protest to recently affect the beleaguered miner’s operations.

Record 2020 revenues, operating cash flow from Gran Colombia

Mining News Pro - Colombia-focused miner Gran Colombia Gold has released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results, its last reporting period with the Marmato mine sold to Aris Gold in February.

Colombian authorities continue rescue efforts for 11 miners trapped inside flooded pit

Mining News Pro - Colombian authorities continue the rescue efforts to release 11 people that have been trapped since March 26 inside the pit of an unregulated gold operation located in the central Caldas department.

Gold X stock shines on Gran Colombia buyout

Mining News Pro - The share price of Canadian junior Gold X Mining rose sharply on Monday, after the company announced that it has agreed to be bought out by TSX-listed Gran Colombia in an all-share transaction valued at C$319-million.

Colombia to auction mining areas with potential copper, gold

Mining News Pro - Mining companies interested in bidding for potential exploration and development permissions in Colombia should register from Feb. 11 for multiple rounds this year, the government said on Tuesday, as it continues efforts to diversify mineral output.

Colombian authorities dismantle illegal mine funding powerful drug cartel

Mining News Pro - An illegal mining operation that funded a faction of the Clan del Golfo was dismantled over the weekend in a joint action led by the Colombian army, the National Police Force, and the Attorney General’s Office.

Max Resource expands landholdings in Colombia by 300%

Mining News Pro - Max Resource announced that it has acquired 2000 square-kilometres of highly prospective areas for copper-silver mineralization in northeastern Colombia.

Gran Colombia’s Segovia continues to deliver with over 220,000 oz gold in 2020

Mining News Pro - Gran Colombia Gold (TSX: GCM) churned out 220,194 oz of gold from its operations in Antioquia, Colombia, 180 km northeast of Medellin last year, meeting its production guidance for the fifth year in a row. The company had guided for production of 218,000 to 226,000 oz gold.

Gran Colombia shares up on drill results at Segovia

Mining News Pro - Gran Colombia Gold announced on Monday high-grade intercepts from the latest 71 diamond drill holes, totaling 10,634 meters, at its Segovia operations, located in the Segovia-Remedios mining district of Antioquia, northwestern Colombia.

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