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Colombia town bans world’s largest open-pit goldmine

Monday, March 27, 2017


In a historic vote, a central Colombia town banned plans to build what would be the ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine,” creating a major stand-off with multinational mining giant Anglo Gold Ashanti, which has said it would advance the project.

The Colosa project in Cajamarca, Tolima was South African mining giant AngloGold Ashanti’s biggest bet in Colombia, until Saturday when the local population banned all mining from its territory in a landslide vote.

Source: Colombia Reports