Tahoe Challenges Anti-mining NGO in Guatemala

Tahoe Resources reported this week that an anti-mining organization, CALAS, has filed a claim against Guatemala’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) alleging it violated the Xinca indigenous people’s right of consultation in advance of granting the Escobal mining license to Tahoe’s Guatemalan subsidiary, Minera San Rafael.

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Greens Creek Automates Loading Underground

Hecla’s Greens Creek mine is the first U.S. underground mine to use automated loading technology from Sandvik. The major step should enable increased productivity, improved safety and better cost control, while bringing digitalization of the mining process closer and increasing operational transparency.

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MSHA Extends Date for Final Rule on Exams of Working Places

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced this week that it is extending the effective date of the agency’s final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal (MNM) Mines until October 2. The agency said the extension will allow additional time for it to provide training and compliance assistance for its stakeholders.

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