Mining fever in Costa Rica
The end of a mining moratorium that was imposed by the Government of Abel Pacheco and which ended last July, caused a rush of miners to the country.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Between July and September 2008 there were at least 203 requests for exploration permits above ground and and 14 below.
The government has denied a Canadian company a license.
The Bellavista mining company has gone to the Administrative Court seeking permission to reactivate gold mining activities in Puntarenas.
In its initial ministerial meeting, the new government issued a decree imposing an indefinite moratorium on all forms of gold mining.
The Mining Exploitation Project Niquegua Montufar II, run by Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel, and the one called Tajmulco II, by Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, have been suspended by the government.
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