Majority Of Torex Workers At ELG Mine Vote To Return To Work

https://www.torexgold.com/news/majority-of-torex-workers-at-elg-mine-vote-to-return-to-work

TORONTO, Ontario, December 15, 2017 – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX:TXG) is encouraged to report that a majority of its employees have voted to return to work immediately. The Company organized an off-site vote yesterday for its 520 employees that are eligible to join a union. The purpose of the vote was to give union eligible employees an opportunity to speak for themselves in a safe and independent environment.

Since early November, the ELG Mine site employees and the Company have been the victims of an illegal blockade by Los Mineros, the raiding union that doesn’t legally represent workers and has co-opted their voices. Despite not being able to operate for the past six weeks, the Company has continued to pay the salaries of all the employees, with the exception of the small minority that have participated in the blockade.

During the vote, unionized employees were asked if they wanted the illegal blockade lifted immediately so they can return to work. In the end, the vote was overwhelmingly (99%) in favour of lifting the blockade immediately. 274 of the 520 voters were able to attend and vote. The Company could not send buses to the communities that are behind the blockades. The Company believes the numbers able to attend the vote, would have been much higher if it were not for Los Mineros intimidation of local employees. An example of such intimidation, was the stopping of a vehicle that was taking employees from behind the blockade to the vote. Employees on the vehicle were told to get out of the vehicle. They did, and walked home.

Avanza propuesta para crear Comité Ciudadano para vigilar fondo minero

http://www.elimparcial.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Noticias/23112017/1279932-Avanza-propuesta-para-crear-Comite-Ciudadano-para-vigilar-fondo-minero.html

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La iniciativa presentada por los legisladores Luis Serrato Castell, Moisés Gómez Reyna, Carlos Fú Salcido y Javier Dagnino Escobosa para conformar comités ciudadanos que supervisen la aplicación de los recursos correspondientes al Fondo Minero, dio un paso más, al ser aprobada en reunión de Comisiones de Presupuestos y Asuntos Municipales, y de Minería, donde fue dictaminada a favor.
Avanza propuesta para crear Comité Ciudadano para vigilar fondo minero

El coordinador parlamentario, Luis Serrato Castell, recordó que la propuesta surgió de los regidores Celina Aldan Martínez, José Aguiar Varela y Paola Hermosillo Zúñiga quienes el 7 de septiembre se reunieron presentaron ante el Congreso sonorenses este reclamo social.

Lo anterior tiene como objetivo darle poder a los ciudadanos para decidir sobre las obras e infraestructura pública del Fondo minero, en un marco de transparencia.

“Queremos que las cosas cambien, que la gente tenga el poder de decidir las obras que se llevarán a cabo en sus comunidades.

“Por ello estamos comprometidos con esta petición de nuestros compañeros regidores, pues ellos representan a la gente que vive en regiones mineras y buscan que un Comité Ciudadano de transparencia a la aplicación de estos importantes recursos”, indicó Luis Serrato Castell.

Durante el trabajo de dictaminación, el legislador Moisés Gómez Reyna detalló que la iniciativa tiene como premisa que la información de los montos sea pública, que se implementen mecanismos ágiles para privilegiar la participación ciudadana, información pública de las obras autorizadas y la posibilidad de que sean fiscalizadas por un órgano de control y evaluación gubernamental.

“Como legisladores estamos siempre pendientes de las propuestas de los representantes de la gente como son los regidores, de quienes recibimos este tema que dejó entrever la preocupación que existe de que un comité ciudadano revise y proponga obras, porque nos hemos topado con municipios en donde se toman decisiones que muchas veces son locuras y ocurrencias de sus alcaldes y debemos de luchar contra ello”, aseguró Carlos Fú Salcido, quien suscribe la iniciativa.

Javier Dagnino Escobosa, quien representa en el Congreso del Estado a municipios de extracción minera, expresó que se espera que la próxima votación en el pleno por parte de todas las fuerzas políticas sea un hecho para beneficiar a estas comunidades.

PIE DE FOTO: La iniciativa para transparentar la aplicación de los recursos del Fondo Minero fue presentada el 07 de septiembre por regidores de zonas fronterizas al los diputados del PAN.

Orr-Ewing Estate Legal Action Against Bacanora Minerals

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London (FSCwire) – The estate of the late Hon. Ian Colin Orr-Ewing (the “Estate”) has served Bacanora Minerals Ltd (“Bacanora” – AIM: BCN, TSXV: BCN) with legal proceedings that were issued in the English Commercial Court on 20th September 2017. The Estate currently owns 8.15% of the common shares outstanding in Bacanora and holds 3% Gross Overriding Royalties over Bacanora’s Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico (the “Royalty”) and Magdalena Borates Project in Mexico.

Torex Reports An Illegal Blockade At The ELG Mine

https://www.torexgold.com/news/torex-reports-an-illegal-blockade-at-the-elg-mine

TORONTO, Ontario, November 6, 2017 – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX:TXG) announced that during the afternoon of Friday, November 03, a group of approximately 20 local unionized workers illegally blockaded the main gate to the ELG mine, demanding a change in labour union. This action came after a meeting held earlier in the day where the Company explained to these workers that the Company did not have the authority to enact such a change. It could only be accomplished through a government sanctioned process that considered the intentions of the majority of unionized employees. The illegal blockade has continued since then, in a peaceful manner, and no unionized workers remain on site. Without a workforce, the Company shutdown the processing plant in an orderly manner. During the stoppage, there will be a focus on maintaining environmental protections.

Canuc Announces Agreement with the Ejido of San Javier

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Canuc Resources Corporation (“Canuc” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CDA) is pleased to advise that the Company has signed a comprehensive agreement (“The Agreement”) with the Ejido(1) of San Javier for lands around the San Javier Project.
The Agreement calls for exploration on 300 hectares of land and also provides binding terms for exploitation (mining) on an area of up to 1,000 hectares. The Agreement requires Canuc to pay $35,000 USD per year during exploration activities and up to $135,000 USD per year during the exploitation phase. The Agreement is binding and has a 25 year term with an additional 5 years provided under Agrarian Laws.

Avino Mourns Death of Founder and Former CEO Louis Wolfin

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – March 6, 2017) – British Columbia mining and exploration icon Louis Wolfin, who founded Avino Silver & Gold Mines (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(NYSE MKT:ASM)(FRANKFURT:GV6) in 1968 and ran the company for over 30 years, died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 3. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Wolfin enjoyed an active, successful career in finance, exploration and mining and was highly respected in the industry. He began his career in Toronto in the early 1950s, working in the brokerage industry and learning from the ground up. He later moved to Vancouver to become an arbitrage trader and then a broker. In 1960 he purchased a seat on the Vancouver Stock Exchange and opened his own brokerage house. In the mid-1960s he helped fund a number of exploration companies and eventually opened Avino Silver in 1968, putting the Avino Silver Mine into production in 1974. The mine operated continuously for 27 years. He retired from the Company in 2003.

“Lou was a pioneer and a driving force in the Vancouver mining scene through the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties,” said Wolfin’s son David Wolfin who now serves as Avino’s President and CEO. “He built his business on close relationships, bringing together a rich network of friends and associates in Mexico, Canada and the United States. He will be missed by many, many people.”

Excellon Appoints Craig Ford as Vice-President Corporate Responsibility

https://www.juniorminingnetwork.com/junior-miner-news/press-releases/506-tsx/exn/28079-excellon-appoints-craig-ford-as-vice-president-corporate-responsibility.html

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – January 10, 2017) – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) (TSX: EXN.WT) (OTC: EXLLF) (“Excellon” or the “Company”), Mexico’s highest grade silver producer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Ford as Vice-President Corporate Responsibility. In this newly created consulting role, Dr. Ford will be responsible for enhancing the Company’s corporate responsibility policies and initiatives, instilling a culture of excellence, enhancing operational performance and improving relationships with all key stakeholders in the areas of safety, health, security, environment, community relations and development, and human rights.

Minera australiana se encuentra en exploración en el municipio de Loreto; están tomando muestreo de tierra

http://www.bcsnoticias.mx/minera-australiana-se-encuentra-exploracion-municipio-loreto-estan-tomando-muestreo-tierra/

El yacimiento de Loreto, adquirido en febrero, tiene un extensión de 9, 571 hectáreas y está situado en la costa este de la península de Baja California, a 6 kilómetros al norte de la ciudad de Loreto.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Según el portal de la Coordinación General de Minería de la Secretaría de Economía (SE) el proyecto australiano Azure Minerals LTD se encuentra en exploración  en el municipio de Loreto; sin embargo, a la empresa aún le faltan una serie de pasos para que ésta pueda operar en la zona.

En ese sentido trascendió una serie de fotografías que constara la presencia de empleados de la empresa australiana en Loreto, con muestras materiales del terreno, al parecer, para cumplir con los trámites que el gobierno mexicano solicita, lo cual desembocó en una preocupación latente entre los loretanos.

El documento Proyectos mineros operados por compañías de capital extranjero 2015 de la Coordinación General de Minería cataloga al proyecto minero en exploración; por otra parte, en el año 2013 Tony Rovira, presidente de Azure Minerals mencionó que: “el muestreo de superficie fue todo un éxito, con 24 % de las muestras que presentaron leyes de cobre superiores al 1%, con algunas notas muy altas de cobre y metales preciosos, entre ellos oro y plata”.

Excellon Announces Resolution of Action with Ejido La Sierrita

http://www.excellonresources.com/index.php/investors/news/2016/188-excellon-announces-resolution-of-action-with-ejido-la-sierrita

Toronto, Ontario – November 16, 2016 – Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) (“Excellon” or the “Company”), Mexico’s highest grade silver producer, is pleased to report the delivery of a resolution (the “Resolution”) by the Tribunal Unitario Agrario del Distrito Sexto in Torreón, Coahuila (the “Agrarian Tribunal”) on the Company’s agrarian legal suit against the Ejido La Sierrita (the “Ejido”) in respect of a surface rights agreement (the “SRA”) on 1,100 hectares of mountainous and non-arable surface rights west of the Platosa Mine.

Torex Gold Reports Fatal Accident at Guajes Pit Mexico

https://www.juniorminingnetwork.com/junior-miner-news/press-releases/1242-tsx/txg/26143-torex-gold-reports-fatal-accident-at-guajes-pit.html

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 31, 2016) – Torex Gold Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Torex”) (TSX:TXG) regretfully announces that an accident occurred at its Guajes pit on the afternoon of October 28th in which Mr. Jose Manuel Martinez Martinez, an employee of Equipos y Maquinarias del Sureste S.A de C.V, was seriously injured by falling rock. The mine’s emergency response team transported Mr. Martinez to the hospital in Iguala where, despite the best efforts by the hospital medical staff, he passed away during surgery.

Fred Stanford, President & CEO of Torex stated: “Our thoughts, prayers, and support, are with Jose Manuel’s family through the difficult days ahead. Support for employees has also been provided. All mining activities were suspended during the internal investigations, and the area of the rock slide remains secured until corrective actions can be designed and completed.”