Curipamba Sur, Bolivar, Ecuador

Description
El Proyecto Minero Curipamba Sur es un yacimiento de oro y metales basicos ubicado en la Sierra del Ecuador en el canton Las Naves, Provincia de Bolivar a 250 km al suroeste de Quito.
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Basic Data
NameCuripamba Sur, Bolivar, Ecuador
CountryEcuador
ProvinceBolivar
SiteCanton Las Naves
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Tailings from mines
Mineral ore exploration
Water access rights and entitlements
Specific CommoditiesGold
Silver
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Project Details and Actors
Project Details5,53 millones de toneladas material mineralizado ley promedio de 2,4% cobre 2,5% zinc 0,3% plomo 2,8 gr/ton de oro 48,4 gr/ton de plata recurso mineral inferido adicional de 1,46 millones de toneladas de material mineralizado
Project Area (in hectares)30327
Level of Investment (in USD)20000000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2007
Company Names or State EnterprisesSalazar Resources Ltd. from Ecuador
Curimining from Ecuador
Union Mining-Trafigura
Relevant government actorsMinisterio del Ambiente, Ministerio de Recursos Naturales No Renovables, Fiscalia de Echandia, Gobernacion de Bolivar., Municipio de Las Naves
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersComunidades de las Naves, Comunidades Guaranda, Comunidades Echandia, Accion Ecologica
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)HIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of MobilizationDevelopment of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Land occupation
Media based activism/alternative media
Objections to the EIA
Public campaigns
Sabotage
Street protest/marches
Property damage/arson
Strikes
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Mine tailing spills
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCriminalization of activists
New legislation
Repression
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
New Environmental Impact Assessment/Study
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.Este es un proyecto en fase de exploracion, la concesion no se ha

suspendido, por el contrario, los procesos de represion y

criminalizacion a los opositores estan presentes. Llega en 2013 nuevo capital de la empresa holandesa Trafigura.
Sources and Materials
Legislations

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Nueva Ley de Minera enero de 2009
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mineras Las Naves 1 (Cdigo 200627) y Las Naves 2 (Cdigo 200628)
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Mandato Minero

Resolucin 506 Ratifcase la aprobacin del Estudio de Impacto

Ambiental del Proyecto Minero Curipamba Sur conformado por las reas

References

Web de Salazar Resources Ltd.
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Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

Links

07-Jun-2010 MW20100607
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Meta Information
ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update08/04/2014
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