MICLA

McGill Research Group Investigating
Canadian Mining in Latin America

Coricancha, Peru

Key Data

Company:Gold Hawk Resources (now Oracle Mining) Operational status: Materials extracted:silver, gold Type of mine: Main issues:environment, water

Description

2008 rupture of tailings dam spill mining contaminants into Rimac river (feeds into Lima, capital)

 

need to follow up on this.

some leads:

http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=8727 [various articles]

http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page66?oid=57198&sn=Detail

http://oracleminingcorp.com/history/ [gives company’s account of tailings failure – due to 3rd party irrigation system.]

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