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Yesterday, Javier Corral, Governor of Chihuahua, presented a legal dispute in the Supreme Court of Justice against the modification of the rules governing the Mining Fund made by the federal government. Along with Corral, the challenge was presented by 23 mayors from all parties except Morena: 22 from municipalities within Chihuahua and one from […]

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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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Sonora is a 72-municipality state that accounts for 9.1 percent of Mexico’s land mass. It contributes 3.5 percent to national GDP. The state also has 2.4 percent of the national population and 2.6 percent of the national economically active population. Approximately 7.3 percent of those in Sonora are employed by the extractive and electricity industries, […]

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Sonora is one of the country’s main mining states, often seen as Mexico’s Mining Advocate. Alberto López, Director General of Mining at the Sonora Ministry of Economy, oversees mining activities of the state of Sonora. Prior to joining the public sector, he served as Director General of Insetec from 2005-2015. He also founded […]

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Mexico holds first place in silver production and is ninth in gold, giving the country much to boast about when it comes to its national mining industry. Important states in the sector are known for having talented teams of geologists and efficient supply chains. Appetite to apply this success to global markets is growing.

 

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Mining in Mexico seems to be unaffected by the upcoming change in administration as the positives abound. M&As and expansion projects pick up speed as exploration activity also begins to gather pace after a prolonged slump. A new Director General of Mines was announced and Grupo México, First Mining Gold and Telson Resources all has […]

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Argonaut Gold is a Canadian gold company engaged in exploration, mine development and production activities. Its primary assets are the production stage El Castillo mine and the San Agustin mine, which together form the El Castillo Complex in Durango and the production stage La Colorada mine in Sonora. Mexico Mining Review spoke to President and […]

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Underground mining is gaining traction. In Mexico, four key factors mean more miners are looking below the surface. First, the environment has become a hot topic for the mining industry and without doubt underground mines have lower environmental impact than their open-pit counterparts. Second, developments in technology mean it is safer than ever to dig […]

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Weathering the Silver Storm

On September 21, 2018 By

Silver prices faltered this year, despite high demand for industrial applications and dwindling supply. In 2017, global silver mine production declined by 4.1 percent to a total of 852.1 million ounces. According to The Silver Institute, the drop in mine production was offset mainly by Mexico, as Fresnillo retains its crown as the world’s No. […]

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Mining in Oaxaca is not easy. Not only is it not a typical mining jurisdiction, the zoning dictates that thousands of concessions take up the same land that only a few would in Sonora or Chihuahua. The presence of indigenous communities is also a head-scratcher for companies, as cultures must be understood. One operator working […]

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