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This week in mining, Mexican miners return home from the annual gathering at the 13th International Mining Congress in Hermosillo, Sonora. On an international level, several governments, such as the Chilean and the South African, work to further institutionalize and strengthen the industry. Technology and data mining remain hot topics for the industry especially given the MoU between Siemens and Interlate.

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  • The mining community visited Hermosillo, Sonora for the 13th International Mining Congress.
  • The Chile Mining Forum in Hermosillo presented Chilean best practices in mining. The event was carried out by ProChile and aimed to open up the way for Chilean companies in the Mexican mining industry.
  • Oaxaca, a land full of potential for the mining industry. The state currently has five percent concessioned to the industry and stands as the 8th gold producer and 5th for silver in Mexico.


  • Namibia deletes the one-fifth back ownership for mining companies applying to licenses. After a three-year recession, the measure aims to incentivize investment in the industry. Namibia’s mining strengths lie in diamonds and uranium.
  • South Africa’s Treasury introduces new tax incentive to boost investment in mining companies, often perceived as too risky by private equity firms.
  • Siemens and Interlate sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop data analytics to increase productivity across the mining value chain.
  • To open or close the door to mining? That is the question that Colombian states raise, with the responses of different actors, such as communities and authorities, conflicted. Learn more about this
  • Chile to further institutionalize the process of Alta Ley by merging it with the CIMM, reports the Chilean Undersecretary of Mining, Pablo Terrazas. This action is in accordance with the government’s commitment to tackle the industry challenges and boost productivity.

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