Just 100km south of Mexico’s iconic Parral mining district in Chihuahua lies the world-class Naica mine. The project, also known as Maple, operated for 64 years. It was first acquired by Fresnillo in 1951 and in 1964 changed hands to become an official part of sister company Industrias Peñoles’ portfolio. With its own concentration plant, […]

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The mining industry is increasingly interested in higher safety standards, but what happens in the case of a spill? This week, Mexico Mining Review spoke to Arturo Rodriguez, Assistant Attorney General for Industrial Inspection at PROFEPA to ask how environmentally-conscious miners are.

 

Q: How does PROFEPA address mining-related issues?

A: PROFEPA’s role is to oversee compliance […]

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This week in mining is about looking back to better understand some mining dynamics but also looking forward to the newest industry discoveries and their future impacts. As for the present, the mining increased its contribution to national tax collection and is considered as a propeller of community development in Baja […]

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In 2017, CAMIMEX reported a total silver production of 187 million ounces, implying a rise of 7.5 percent in comparison to 2016 in Mexico. The Mexican giant Fresnillo was once again leader of the pack as the world’s largest silver producer. Zacatecas was announced as the biggest silver-producing state in the country. Mexico […]

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When thinking of minerals, gold is king and silver tracks its performance closely. Lithium, cobalt, lead and coltan, just to mention a few, have been on trend over recent years. But the market is likely to open to a set of new and mysterious minerals being found in the least expected forms and places. Curious? Keep reading! […]

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World’s largest silver producer Fresnillo is a leading precious metals group based in Mexico. Its flagship Fresnillo mine has been in operation for almost 500 years. Mexico Mining Review sat down with CEO Octavio Alvídrez to ask him about the company’s growth strategy, expansion plans, new projects and how San Julián coming online affects the operator’s silver outputs.

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The week was marked by a flow of changes both local and international for the mining industry. In Mexico, Pan American Silver made headlines by entering an agreement to explore the Amalia project with Radius Gold. Internationally, Chilean workers refused BHP’s offer of a US$27,700 signing bonus per worker to call off the strike at […]

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An antibacterial fervor has swept society as news headlines around the world continue to depict the dangers of bacteria accumulated by cellphones. As explained by Time, “your cell phone is ten times dirtier than a toilet seat” and WonderHowTo, an educational platform “it’s not just bacteria, viruses colonize your mobile devices, too.” […]

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