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12th Gold and Silver Symposium Opens in Lima

The 12th international Gold and Silver Symposium opened in Lima today with a keynote speech on the outlook for the global economy by Tim Harford, economics leader writer for the Financial Times. The symposium, held every two years and organized by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy, brings […]

A Leading Pioneer in Peruvian Mining Dies

A Leading Pioneer in Peruvian Mining Dies

Alberto Benavides de la Quintana, seen by many as the patriarch of the Peruvian mining industry, died after a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon, at the age of 93. A graduate of the National Engineering University and Harvard, Don Alberto began his mining career working at the country’s then leading […]

Minas Conga Opponents Hold Protests, Destroy Property

Opponents of the Minas Conga copper and gold project in northern Peru held protests Thursday, and invaded the mine project’s property and destroyed infrastructure, according to the owner of the project, Minera Yanacocha. Yanacocha said in a statement that some 750 people participated in the protest. According to Yanacocha, the […]

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

One of Peru’s biggest mining projects returned to national headlines this week after President Ollanta Humala appeared to distance his government from the project. A dispute over the development of the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project, located high in the Andes of Cajamarca region, dominated Peru’s political […]