Resources on Mining Issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Resources: websites that contain information on several different countries and companies, as well as general information of mining issues. 

Information by Country: mining issues organized by country. 

Newsletters: sign up for newsletters from different organizations.

Mining Companies: information about Canadian and international mining companies.

 

 

 

 

Key Resources

 

NGOs

- Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales

http://www.olca.cl/oca/mineras.htm

- Ecoportal

http://mineria.ecoportal.net/

- Mining Watch. Changing public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems in Canada and around the world

http://www.miningwatch.ca/

- Halifax Initiative. The Halifax Initiative is a Canadian coalition of development, environment, faith-based, human rights and labour groups. Their goal is to fundamentally transform the international financial system and its institutions, namely the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and export credit agencies.

http://www.halifaxinitiative.org/index.php/Issues_CNCA

- CorpWatch. CorpWatch investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud and corruption around the world. They work to foster global justice, independent media activism and democratic control over corporations.

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?list=type&type=190

 

Industrial organizations

- Natural Resource Canada. Information on mining taxation, environmental and mining regulations.

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/miningtax/inv_1.htm

- Export Development Canada

http://www.edc.ca/english/index.htm

 

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Information by Country

 

The Caribbean

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Guyana

Jamaica

Haiti

Puerto Rico

Suriname

Central America & Mexico

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

South America

Argentina 

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

 


 

Cuba

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Cuba

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Trade and Environment Database Case Studies, Cubamine 501

 www.american.edu/TED/cubamine.htm

 

Government

Ministerio de la Industria Sideromecanica

http://www.disaic.cu/sime/

 

Corporations

Sherritt International Corporation

http://www.sherritt.com/doc08/subsection.php?submenuid=operations&category=operations/metals

 

Dominican Republic

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Dominican%20Republic

 

Government

Dirección General de Minería

http://www.dgm.gov.do/

 

Professional Organizations

Sociedad Dominicana de Geología

http://www.sodogeo.org/noticias.asp

 

Guyana

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Guyana

 

Government

Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

http://www.ggmc.gov.gy/

 

Jamaica

 

NGOs

Jamaica Bauxite Environmental Organization

http://www.jbeo.com/

 

Government

Mines and Geology Division

http://www.mgd.gov.jm/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=36

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Jamaica

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Jamaica

Jampro, Invest Jamaica

www.investjamaica.com/sectors/chemicals/laws.php

 

Haiti

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Haiti

 

Puerto Rico

 

NGOs

Casa Pueblo

http://www.casapueblo.org/proyectos/lucha_antiminera.html

 

Suriname

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Suriname

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Suriname

 

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Costa Rica

 

Environmental/NGO publications

 Mines & Communities (bilingual) 

http://www.minesandcommunities.org/Action/press532.htm

Oro Sucio

http://orosucio.madryn.com/articulos/04_07_24.html

 

Government

Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía

http://www.minae.go.cr/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Costa%20Rica

 

Corporations

Vanessa Ventures Ltd.

http://www.vannessaventures.com/s/Crucitas.asp

Canarc Resource Corp.

http://www.canarc.net/

 

El Salvador

 

 Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Pacific_Rim

 

Government

Ministerio de Economia, Area de Gestion de Minas

http://www.minec.gob.sv/default.asp?id=50&mnu=50

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=El%20Salvador

 

Guatemala

 

Government

Ministerio de Energía y Minas

http://www.mem.gob.gt/Portal/home.aspx

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Communities, Ecology and Mining in Guatemala

www.guatemala-mining.org

Social Justice Committee

http://www.s-j-c.net/English/campaigns/current/sanmarcos/index.html

Rights Action

http://www.rightsaction.org/urgent_com/Glamis_close.html

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Guatemala

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Guatemala

 

Honduras

 

 Environmental/NGO publications

Nadir.org

www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/free/imf/america/honduras.htm

 

International NGOs

Global Exchange

http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/honduras/Mining.html

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Honduras_en

 

Government

Secretaria de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente

http://www.gob.hn/portal/poder_ejecutivo/secretarias/recursos_naturales_y_ambiente/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Honduras

 

Mexico

 

 Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Mexico

 

Government

Secretaria de Economia, Mineria

http://www.economia.gob.mx/?P=867

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Mexico

 

Corporations

Grupo Mexico (bilingual)

http://www.gmexico.com/

Industrias Peñoles

http://www.penoles.com.mx/penoles/ingles/index.php

 

Nicaragua

 

NGOs

Centro Humboldt para la Promoción del Desarrollo Territorial y la Gestion Ambiental

http://www.humboldt.org.ni/

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Nicaragua_en

Oro Sucio

http://orosucio.madryn.com/articulos/04_07_24.html

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Nicaragua

 

Panama

 

Environmental/NGO publications

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Panama

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Panama

 

Corporations

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.

http://www.petaquilla.com/

 

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Argentina

 

NGOs

No a la Mina (NGO)

www.noalamina.org

Oro Sucio (NGO)

http://orosucio.madryn.com/

Proyecto Veladero (NGO)

http://www1.hcdn.gov.ar/dependencias/cmineria/veladero.htm

Frente Diamante (NGO)

http://www.frentediamante.org.ar/

 

Government Websites

Secretaría de Minería de la Nación

http://www.mineria.gov.ar/

 

Environmentalist publications

Oikos Red Ambiental

http://www.oikos.cjb.net/

Mining Watch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/Argentina

patagoniabolivia.net (English and French)

http://www.patagoniabolivia.net/

Earthworks--Esquel

http://www.earthworksaction.org/Esquel.cfm

Greenpeace--Esquel

http://www.greenpeace.org/argentina/contaminaci-n/miner-a-de-oro

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life 

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Argentina

Panorama Minero (bilingual)

http://www.panoramaminero.com.ar/

 

Industrial organizations

Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros

http://www.caem.com.ar/

 

Bolivia

 

Government

Ministerio de Mineria y Metalurgia (bilingual)

http://www.mineria.gov.bo/

Servicio Nacional de Geologia y Tecnico de Minas

http://www.sergeomin.gov.bo/

 

Environmental publications

patagoniabolivia.net (English and French)

http://www.patagoniabolivia.net/

Econoticias Bolivia

http://www.econoticiasbolivia.com/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Bolivia

 

Brazil

 

Environmental publications

MiningWatch,

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/brazil

 

Government

Centro de Tecnologia Mineral

http://www.cetem.gov.br/

Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral

http://www.dnpm.gov.br/

Ministério de Minas e Energia

http://www.mme.gov.br/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Brazil

Revista Minéiros (Portuguese)

http://www.minerios.com.br/

 

Industrial organizations

Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração (Portuguese, English, Spanish)

http://www.ibram.org.br/

Associação Brasileira do Alumínio (Portuguese, English, Spanish) http://www.abal.org.br/index.asp

 

Chile

 

NGOs

Agua Vale Mas Que Oro (bilingual)

http://www.aguavalemasqueoro.org/index_en.htm

Friends of the Earth International - Chile

http://www.codeff.cl/

Friends of the Earth International--Alumysa Campaign

 

Government

Ministerio de Minería

http://www.minmineria.cl/

Comisión Chilena del Cobre

http://www.cochilco.cl/

 

Environmental publications

Pascua Lama Blog

http://pascualama.blogspot.com/

MiningWatch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/chile_en

Greenpeace--Pascua Lama

http://www.greenpeace.org/chile/campaigns/t-xicos/pascua-lama

Professional organizations

Federación de Trabajadores del Cobre

http://www.ftc.cl/

Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, http://www.iimch.cl/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Chile

Global Info Mine

www.infomine.com/countries/chile.asp

Área Minera

http://www.areaminera.com/

 

Industrial organizations

Consejo Minero

http://www.consejominero.cl/

Sociedad Nacional de Minería

http://www.sonami.cl/ 

Centro de Investigación Minera y Metalúrgica

http://www.cimm.cl/  

Instituto de Innovación en Minería y Metalurgia

http://www.im2.cl/

 

Colombia

 

Government

Ministerio de Minas y Energía

http://www.minminas.gov.co/

 

Environmental publications

CENSAT Agua viva (bilingual)

http://www.censat.org/ 

MiningWatch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/colombia 

Friends of the Earth International - Colombia

http://www.censat.org/

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Colombia 

 

Industrial organizations

COLSA/MINICO (bilingual)

http://www.colsa.com.co/

 

Ecuador

 

NGOs

Accion Ecologica

http://www.accionecologica.org/

Defensa y Conservacion Ecologica de Intag (bilingual)

http://www.decoin.org/

The Sloth Club (bilingual)

http://www.sloth.gr.jp/E-index.htm  

 

Government

Ministerio de Energía y Minas

http://www.mineriaecuador.com/ 

 

Environmental publications

MiningWatch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/ecuador_en 

EcuadorExplorer.com

www.ecuadorexplorer.com/html/feature.html

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Ecuador 

 

Professional Organizations

Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas del Ecuador

http://www.aimecuador.org/ 

Colegio Regional de Ingenieros Geólogos, de Minas, Petróleos y Ambiental, http://www.cigmyp.org/ 

 

Industrial organizations

Cámara de Minería del Ecuador

http://www.cme.org.ec/

 

Peru

 

NGOs

CooperAccion

http://www.cooperaccion.org.pe/mineria.php

Red Muqui

http://www.muqui.org/ 

Coordinadora Nacional de Comunidades Afectadas por la Minería

www.conacami.org/

Frente de Defensa del Valle de San Lorenzo y Tambogrande

http://www.geocities.com/frentetambogrande/ 

Asociacion Civil Labor

http://www.labor.org.pe/ 

Comision Episcopal de Accion Social

http://www.ceas.org.pe/PROGRAMAS.htm 

Guarango Cine y Videos (bilingual)

http://www.guarango.org/ 

Grupo de Trabajo Piura Vida y Agro

http://geocities.com/vidayagro/

 

Government Websites

Ministerio de Energia y Minas

http://www.minem.gob.pe/ 

Consejo Nacional del Ambiente

http://www.conam.gob.pe/Modulos/Home/index.asp

 

Environmental publications

MiningWatch

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/peru 

Factor Tierra

http://www.geocities.com/factortierra/ 

Ecología al Día

http://www.ecologiaaldia.com/articulo-manhattan.htm 

Friends of the Earth International - Peru

http://www.labor.org.pe/

Friends of the Earth International--Yanacocha Campaigns

Friends of the Earth International--Camisea Project

Earthworks--Cajamarca

http://www.earthworksaction.org/cajamarca.cfm 

Earthworks--Tambogrande

http://www.earthworksaction.org/tambogrande.cfm 

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Peru 

Instituto Geologico, Minero y Metalurgico

http://www.ingemmet.gob.pe/ 

Mining Peru

http://www.miningperu.com/ 

Desde Adentro

http://www.snmpe.org.pe/revistas.htm 

 

Professional organizations

Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Peru

http://www.iimp.org.pe/ 

 

Industrial organizations

Sociedad Nacional de Mineria, Petroleo y Energia

http://www.snmpe.org.pe/ 

 

Uruguay

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Uruguay 

 

Venezuela

 

Industry profiles and industrial publications

Mining Life

http://www.mininglife.com/countries/countryprofile.asp?Country=Venezuela 

 

Industry organizations

Cámara Minera de Venezuela

http://www.camiven.org.ve/

 

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Newsletters and listservs

Many of the above organizations also have newsletter or email lists. Here are a few key links. 

 

CERLAC – Mining-America  Bilingual open discussion list.  

Email cerlac2@yorku.ca to subscribe. Indicate that you want to subscribe to the Mining-Americas list. 

 

Mining Watch Canada 

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/newsletters

 

NO a La Mina (mostly in Spanish) 

http://www.noalamina.org/

 

RightsAction 

http://www.rightsaction.org/Templates/newsletters.index.htm 

 

CorpWatch 

Not all material will be directly related to mining. 

http://www.corpwatch.org/index.php 

 

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Mining Companies

Read up on a particular mining company. 

 

Mining Watch List

http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/company

 

Global Mine Info

http://www.infomine.com/companies-properties/ 

 

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