A strike at Canadian Goldcorp Inc’s Cerro Negro mine in Argentina has forced a halt to operations, the company said on Tuesday, calling the union’s action at its biggest mine illegal. Mining activities stopped when the strike by the Asociacion Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA) union began on March 8, and processing is also now halted as surface stockpiles have run out, Vancouver-headquartered Goldcorp said in a statement.
Barrick, the world’s largest gold mining company, is indefinitely suspending construction of its troubled gold mine straddling the Chile-Argentine border, part of a cost-cutting effort that also involves 10 other mining projects around the world.
Peruvian police captured 11 Shining Path rebels and freed 10 children thought to be in combat training, President Ollanta Humala said on Friday after a string of military setbacks and a week of anti-mining violence.
Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. suffered a legal setback on Tuesday as Argentina's Supreme Court reversed preliminary injunctions that have blocked key parts of a glacier protection law.
The Canadian Osisko mining corporation has suspended a gold mining project in Argentina after protests by locals. Osisko said on Tuesday it would put its operation in north-western La Rioja province on hold if it did not get the backing of the local population which has been protesting for weeks.
Argentine authorities suspended Canadian firm Osisko’s open-pit gold mining project in the north-western province of La Rioja amid grassroots protests and considerations of a possible referendum on the whole project.
Argentina's Planning Ministry said Thursday that Canadian mining company Goldcorp Inc. (GG) will invest 850 million US dollars to put into production its Cerro Negro gold project in Santa Cruz Province.