Posts by: Eduardo Marquez

After a year of hard work, the Mexico Mining Review team has collected over 200 interviews with the top public and private sector leaders of the Mexican mining industry. As all of Mexico’s industrial sectors, the mining industry has had a busy year getting accustomed to the changes to some of the country’s most important […]

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On February 18 and 19, 2015, key players in Mexico’s infrastructure sector met in Mexico City at the 4th Mexico Infrastructure Summit, an event organized by BNamericas. This two-day event included presentations and panels on the most discussed issues in the infrastructure sector in Mexico including the National Infrastructure Program, new highway developments, the competitiveness […]

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Excerpt from Mexico Mining Review 2015. Coming out in PDAC 2015!

Interview with Patrick Williamson, Principal Consultant and Manager of SRK Consulting Mexico

Q: What resources and services does SRK Consulting have assigned to Mexico, and what are the main areas of focus for the company’s operations here?

A: SRK Consulting used to have […]

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The mining industry’s largest annual event approaches. Every year, thousands of industry professionals including investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors, and government delegations from all over the world converge at the world famous International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange event organized by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto, Canada. “Canada […]

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Article from Mexico Mining Review 2015, to be released in March 2015

Micro-organisms have been interacting with minerals for as long as life has existed on Earth. While some microbes dissolve minerals to feed off the energy released from the dissolution, others directly or indirectly aid in the precipitation of minerals through specific exothermic reactions. Certain strains of bacteria are […]

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Interview with Ian Foreman, President of Alta Vista Ventures , featured in Mexico Mining Review 2015

Q: Earlier today, you stated that the current drop in metal prices is the worst the mining industry has seen in 30 years. How do you feel the industry has changed since our last interview in 2013?

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In recent months, the public perception of the mining industry has once again been battered. This is a real concern considering that, in 2013 alone, the industry provided long-term direct employment for 338,854 Mexican citizens, benefiting millions of families in the 24 states where mining operations take place.  While the industry has witnessed unfortunate events […]

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Article featured in Mexico Mining Review 2015

According to data from Mexico’s National System of Public Security (SNSP), kidnapping and extortion have been on the rise since 2008, only experiencing occasional yearly drops. Similarly, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks corruption as one of the main impediments to the process of doing business in […]

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Mining projects come with an inherent need to alter the environment. While a certain impact is inevitable, environmental laws and regulations aim to define acceptable levels of impact to allow the industry to operate, while also contain environmental damage and mitigate widespread pollution risks. According to the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, only since 1993, […]

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Visitors at Codelco’s Radimiro Tomic copper mine, Rio Tinto’s Yandicoogina, Nammuldi, and Hope Downs 4 mines, or alternatively at BHP’s Jimblebar iron mine, can catch a glimpse of the future of mining operations. These Australian and Chilean operations deploy autonomous haulage trucks (AHTs) that make use of sensors and GPS technology to carry out continuous […]

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