The Mining Sector in Nicaragua

In the last six years capacity mining production in the country has tripled and it is expected to increase even more with the startup of two new projects.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

According to Denis Lanzas Cisneros, vice president of the Chamber of Mines of Nicaragua, one of the main reasons behind the growth of the sector in recent years is the regulatory framework which established the Mining Act, which "... 'has created investor confidence in developing technology, and that has allowed us to increase our production capacity, improve our quality to get better returns from the waste materials we get from mining. That led, in 2013, to us becoming the chief exporter (country) with 442.6 million dollars which represented 18.44 percent of Nicaragua's total exports.'"

Regarding the potential exploitation of the country, Lanzas told Laprensa.com.ni that "...We have not yet defined the potential because there are many areas to be further explored. But the three mines in operation (Limon, Santo Domingo, property of B2Gold, and HEMCO in Bonanza) have risen to 300 thousand troy ounces. The potential will increased even more over the next three years with two new mines to be opened. "



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