Paredones Amarillos/Mina Concordia/Los Cardones, México

Description
Como bien explica en La Jornada (11/01/2014), Carlos Fernández-Vega en su artículo titulado México SA
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Basic Data
NameParedones Amarillos/Mina Concordia/Los Cardones, México
CountryMexico
ProvinceTodos Santos
SiteTodos Santos
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Water access rights and entitlements
Establishment of reserves/national parks
Mineral ore exploration
Specific CommoditiesGold
Project Details and Actors
Project Details
Mina a cielo abierto. Reservas probadas y probables que suman 37,9Mt con 1,08g/t de oro a una ley de corte de 0,4g/t.
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Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Start Date2007
Company Names or State EnterprisesMinera Paredones Amarillos
Pediment Gold
Canadian Owned
Vista Gold Corp. from Australia
Relevant government actorsSecretaria de Medioambiente y Recursos Naturales SEMARNAT, Gobierno de México, Gobierno Federal
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersPrograma de Agua de la asociación civil Niparajá, Grupos ambientalistas de Los Cabos y la Paz, Niparajá, Medio Ambiente y Sociedad, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental y Agua Vale Más que Oro
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 MobilizingRecreational users
Fishermen
Social movements
Farmers
Local scientists/professionals
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Women
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Religious groups
Residentes Norte Americanos, Turistas y demás extranjeros, Cámara de Comercio e Industria
Local ejos
Forms of MobilizationMedia based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Misas campales, marchas
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
OtherReserva de la biósfera Sierra de la Laguna, abastece de agua el sur de la península
Health ImpactsPotential: Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseStrengthening of participation
Campaña masiva de cartas al Congreso y SEMARNAT
Do you consider this as a success?Yes
Why? Explain briefly.La presión ejercida por la población hacia el Congreso e instituciones de regulación y control ambiental han logrado que por el momento se niegue el permiso de operación a la empresa.
Sources and Materials
References

Paredones Amarillos NI 43-101
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Technical Report Feasibility October estudio de
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24.02.2010 Suspensión del Proyecto Paredones
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, Strip Gold Mine Proposed for Baja Biosphere,
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Amarillos
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Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina OCMAL

factibilidad de vista gold

Links

Strip Gold Mine Proposed for Baja Biosphere
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Visa Gold
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OCMAL, Baja California dice no a Los Cardones (ex Paredones Amarillos de Vista Gold Corp)
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MICLA, Paredones Amarillos, Mexico
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Carlos Fernández-Vega, México SA, La Jornada (11/01/2014),
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Defiende La Sierra Laguna, El Proyecto Los Cardones/Concordia/Paredones Amarillos
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ContributorPatricio Chávez
Last update21/05/2014
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