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Colombia's Cerrejon says on track to increase 2014 coal output

Colombia's biggest coal miner, Cerrejon, is confident it will increase production in 2014 despite dry weather that has forced it to shut down sections of its mine to reduce contamination from dust, its president said on Tuesday. Cerrejon, a joint...
6th August 2014

Colombian coal mine mechanics to continue talks Weds to end strike

Talks between mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines, contractor Dimantec and the labour ministry will continue on Wednesday in an effort to end a 13-day strike, a union leader said. The meeting is set to begin at 10:00 am (15:00 GMT) in the...
24th July 2014

Colombian mine mechanics, gov't to seek end to 12-day strike

Mechanics at Colombia's largest coal mines will meet on Tuesday with contractor Dimantec and representatives from the labour ministry in an effort to negotiate an end to a 12-day strike. The 3 500-strong mechanics group is demanding improved pay,...
22nd July 2014
Digging Deep - Jade Davenport

The legend of El Dorado

Stories and legends of the quest for and discovery of fabulous golden treasure dominate the popular history and mythology of gold. No legend is more popular than that of the search for El Dorado, the ‘Lost City of Gold’. It is a legend that...
28th September 2012

Colombia rejects modified permits for some coal miners

Colombia's environmental licensing authority has rejected requests to modify permits for coal expansion projects including at top producers Drummond and Glencore International's Prodeco unit over pollution worries, the body said on Wednesday....
14th June 2012

Greystar studies 'alternate' project in Colombia, mulls underground mine

Vancouver-based Greystar Mining says it will study "alternative options" for its Angostura project in Colombia, amid opposition to the planned mine from government and local communities, but is not withdrawing from the project altogether. The...
18th March 2011

China, Brazil eye coal rail, ports in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday that China and Brazil were eyeing investments in the Andean nation's coal infrastructure to gain more access to the material. Colombia, the world's No. 5 coal exporter, has seen a five-fold...
25th October 2010

Latin America mine seminar series gains momentum in Toronto

A series of seminars focused on the mining sector and opportunities in specific Latin American countries is drawing increasing interest, organisers said this week. Bruce Shapiro and Wayne Floreani, better known for their MineAfrica seminars, held...
25th August 2010

South African mining groups doing well in South America

South America is a continent whose richness in natural resources became legendary through myths such as El Dorado or the Emerald Mountain. Neither of these ever existed, of course, but today the continent produces antimony, bauxite, coal, cobalt,...
6th November 2009
South America

South African mining groups doing well in South America

South America is a continent whose richness in natural resources became legendary through myths such as El Dorado or the Emerald Mountain.
6th November 2009

Colombia gives AngloGold partial permit on mine

Colombia's government has approved a partial permit for Anglogold Ashanti to carry out limited exploration work for the country's La Colosa gold mine, the environmental ministry said on Wednesday. The permit allows the world's No. 3 gold miner to...
6th May 2009
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (09/02/2007) Audio Available

Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor John Perlman speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Perlman: A big spotlight...
9th February 2007
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