Costa Rica’s “national newspaper” reported on July 23, Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court ruled that the government stop Ke Luxi Tasman Gold Project due to environmental pollution reasons, but compensation for the losses to the mining companies.
The Kelu Xi Tasman Gold Project is located in San Carlos, open gold reserves of 700,000 ounces of gold, the equivalent of $ 836 million to the present price of gold. Mine mining procedures by a Canadian company in 1993, apply to the period 1998-2006 to obtain mining permits and environmental permits, get cut down local trees permission in 2008, this license was subsequently north Life Committee in order to destroy the water, forests, green vegetation and other reason to sue the Constitutional Court, since the gold project was forced to stop.
Costa Rica are abundant in gold copper, but difficult to obtain a mining license
In 1974, an American company investigated only in Talamanca mountain RioNari region there are 60 million tons of copper, to calculate the current international price of copper, or about $ 4.8 billion, equivalent to half of the annual budget of the Colombian central government. In 1978, the Organization of American States (OAS) to confirm, on this scale copper mine in Costa Rica 22. Exploration and confirmation by the United Nations organization, in addition to RioNari area, Sukut, Yuani region also has vast deposits of minerals.
80 years of the last century, the United States and Canada respectively on Sukut exploration to confirm the region of high purity gold, followed by a number of foreign companies to apply to the Colombian government mining, were Congress refused.
In March last year, the report submitted to Congress by the brother geologists Association, brother gold reserves worth up to $ 20 billion, equivalent to five times the brother of external debt.
According to Colombian law, national parks and indigenous reserves may not carry out any mining activities, the exploitation of these minerals need to go through the approval of Congress and local residents for nearly 40 years, there are over 20 domestic and foreign enterprises to apply for mining Columbia mineral, but all rejected by Congress.
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