McGill Research Group Investigating
Canadian Mining in Latin America

Palmarejo, Mexico

Key Data

Company:Couer d'Alene Mines Corporation Operational status:production Materials extracted:gold Type of mine:open pit Main issues:community relations, pollution


Synopsis: In 2008 municipal authorites complained of serious contamination and dust control problems. The authorities alleged that the company did not consult with them during the construction of the mine and declined to enter into dialogue with the community over its concerns. Members of the community decided to block road access to the project.