Posts by: Michelle Adams

The narrative of Mexico as a sleeping giant in the world of innovation has been told since times immemorial. The country’s plentiful resources, talent, and will to innovate have been pointed out across many industries; however, projects flounder and this prosperity in innovation is woefully lacking. The numbers do not lie, public and private spending […]

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Insidious toxic gases crawl across the underground tunnels of a mine unbeknownst to the busy workers, even as the gold veins glitter against the dull rock formations, these gases can go undetected by human senses. Good ventilation of the work area is essential to prevent pockets of gas forming that can lead to deadly explosions. […]

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In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Mining Review 2016, Jorge Sánchez-Dávila, Partner at Haynes & Boone discusses the implications of the Royalty Tax and reveals some key financing tips to negotiate the hostile mining environment.

 

 

 

Would you agree with the belief that those that do not have debt will […]

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Miners can safely cross 2015 off their calendars with a sigh since it certainly was not a good year for the industry as a whole. The metal prices underwent a continuous meltdown that put mining companies in financial strain. Among the metals, gold was hardly hit by this hostile environment, suffering a 40% decline in […]

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The mining industry has raised arms and clamored against the implemented changes related to taxations, namely the 7.5% royalty and the 0.5% on the sales of gold, silver, and platinum, and the doubling of the rates for the so-called inactive concessions. These initiatives have been carefully studied by the private sector and obvious concerns have […]

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The effects of the mining industry’s downturn have been widely felt but the education sector seems to have been spared for the moment. Rubén Del Pozo Mendoza, Director of the Earth Sciences Unit at Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), reports that enrollment levels at his institution remain high. He believes this is due […]

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Is the future of the mining industry clad in gold? This is a question that many producers ask themselves in these times of uncertainty. While metal prices have plummeted, companies continue to look forward into the future to ensure their place in this historic industry. As 2015 comes to a close, we explore the expectations, ambitions, […]

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Mining asteroids is an image that seems to be ripped from the pages of a sci-fi book, but now this dream can soon turn into a world-changing reality. Before we delve into the possibilities of mining these shooting stars, let us go back 4.5 billion years ago, the moment planets were forming. In that time […]

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A Silver Lining for 2016

On December 14, 2015 By

As the year is coming to a close we look back and recall the setbacks and triumphs that shaped the mining sector in 2015. However, we also look forward to what the future holds, and as such, we ask three top silver mining companies to share their expectations for the coming year, and if a […]

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As a dire response to restore itself, Anglo American, one of the biggest mining companies in the world, has announced it would be cutting more than 85,000 jobs within the next couple of years. The mining giant has set in motion a reconstruction plan in which it plans on selling assets, reducing jobs, and suspending […]

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