Lonco mine projects, Argentina

Description

El proyecto comprende 23 permisos y 14 minas. El proyecto es prospectivo para mineralización de porfidos y skarn, así como mineralización de metales preciosos. El proyecto contiene 10 prospectos separados en un distrito minero histórico. A julio de 2007 Gold Peaks estaría llevando a cabo un programa en el prospecto Pino Andino.

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Basic Data
NameLonco mine projects, Argentina
CountryArgentina
ProvinceNeuquen
SiteLoncopue
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Mineral ore exploration
Tailings from mines
Specific CommoditiesGold
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2007
Company Names or State EnterprisesGolden Peaks Resources Ldt from Canada
Relevant government actorsGobierno Provincial del Neuquen,
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersAFR Huecú Co (Cajón de Almaza), EDIPA (Equipo Diocesano de Pastoral Aborigen), EDIPRU (Equipo Diocesano de Pastoral Rural), Mesa Campesina de la Zona Centro de Neuquén, Pastoral Social de Zapala, MEDH (Movimiento Ecuménico por los Derechos Humanos), AFR de La Pileta, La Ramadilla de Mallín del MuertoFundación Hueché (Las Coloradas), APZA (Asamblea Popular de Zapala), VAPA (Vecinos Autoconvocados por el Medioambiente), AVAL (Asamblea de Vecinos Autoconvocados de Loncopué), AVACAM (Asamblea de Vecinos Autoconvocados de Campana Mahuida), Grupo Ecológico Cerro Tres Puntas, comunidad Mapuche Calfucurá y Mellao Morales.
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingFarmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Industrial workers
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Religious groups
Forms of MobilizationDevelopment of a network/collective action
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Objections to the EIA
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover
Health ImpactsPotential: Malnutrition
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Other0
Outcome
Project StatusUnknown
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseCourt decision (victory for environmental justice)
Migration/displacement
0
Development of Alternatives0
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Sources and Materials
Legislations

Constitución de la provincia de Neuquén -
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N°456/97) -
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de Servidumbre por Daños Ambientales -
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sobre Áreas Protegidas -
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Ley 24.585 Protección Ambiental para la Actividad Minera -
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Ley 25.675 General del Ambiente - Presupuestos mínimos -
[click to view]

Ley 25.688 Régimen de Gestión Ambiental de Aguas -
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Ley 330/97 Autoridad de aplicación en materia ambiental en minería -
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Implementación de la sección 2° del título XIII del Código de Minería (T.O. Decr.

Ley

References

OCMAL database
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Argentina Infomine
[click to view]

Links

BWN Patagonia Neuquen: La justicia suspendió exploración minera en Loncopué
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Argentina Indymedia
[click to view]

Media Links

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ContributorPatricio Chavez
Last update08/04/2014
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