McGill Research Group Investigating
Canadian Mining in Latin America

San Jorge, Argentina

Key Data

Company:Minera San Jorge S.A; Coro Mining Corp. Operational status:Development and construction Materials extracted:copper, gold Type of mine:open pit Main issues:biodiversity, water, permitting


Synopsis: When the project was first proposed in Uspallata (2006), anti-mining marches and campaigns were organized because of concerns regarding pollution and the intrusion of foreign mining companies in Mendoza. The company argues that the San Jorge project will generate employment for the local population, and promises to utilize modern mining practices that will take into account environmental concerns but opposition to the mine continues.