From the monthly archives: January 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is part of Chinese masterplan to win geopolitical advantage in Eurasia. Once described by Mackinder as the Heartland, Eurasia is a crucial region for achieving international power. In China’s case, it is crucial for counterbalancing the US’ dominance. But besides politics, fueling one of the biggest infrastructure initiatives in […]

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Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With a presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputed leader in Power Management and in Automation Systems. Mexico Mining Review sat down with Felipe Rivera, Industry Business/Process Automation Hub Leader Mexico and Central […]

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This week in mining is all about science fiction as outer space mining programs advance. The European Space Agency, Planetary Resources and Asteroids Mining Corporation are some of the protagonists of this movie. In Mexico, environmental struggles for mining projects continue as activists demand a municipality with 13 ongoing concessions in Chiapas be free […]

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The days of minerals on Earth may be numbered as these resources are not infinite. This has led executives and scientists around the world to ask themselves about the potential to look further for mineral riches. With at least 100 billion alien planets in the galaxy, this begs the question: what is the viability of […]

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SGS was established in 1878 and is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. Mexico Mining Review caught up with Mining Director Donovan Sánchez to ask about the services SGS can offer to both exploration […]

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The week in mining continues to be shaped by the M&A market’s news, given the acquisition of Goldcorp by Newmont Mining. In the meantime, Fitch Solutions released a positive outlook for mining in the Americas in 2019 and Peru is one of the jurisdictions proving analysts right as BVL shares go up.As […]

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Zacatecas mountain ranges hold significant deposits of gold, silver, copper and zinc, making the state’s 58 municipalities one of the main mining regions in the country. With 2,263 standing mineral concessions in 2016, Zacatecas is divided into 18 mining districts, the most prolific being Fresnillo, Mazapil, Concepción del Oro, Miguel Auza, Ojocaliente, Sombrerete and Zacatecas. […]

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Newmont Mining announced today that it will combine with Goldcorp to create the world’s largest gold mining company. In a deal valued at US$10 billion, Newmont shareholders will retain 65 percent of the new company – to be listed on the NYSE and TSX as Newmont Goldcorp – while Goldcorp shareholders will retain 35 […]

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Automation and digitalization promise to boost production up to 40 percent for those companies willing to pioneer in their implementation. Ericsson, Schneider Electric and Alderon Iron Ore are some of those releasing new digital solutions for the mining industry. In Mexico, miners still question if AMLO is adding uncertainty to an inherently volatile […]

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New year, new president and also new mining cycle? Copper started 2019 on the right foot, boosted by Chinese demand. Gold, on the other hand, began on the left as prices stumble.

 

Do not miss our Interview of the Week. Mexico Mining Review spoke to Alberto López, Director General of Mining at the […]

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