San Jose Huevos Verdes (Argentina)

Description

La propiedad San Jose (Huevos Verdes), esta ubicada a 50 Kms de Perito en la provincia de Santa Cruz. Consiste de 8 minas y 38 manifestaciones de descubrimiento cubriendo un total de 50.491 ha. El sistema de vetas y stockworks de Huevos Verdes es parte de un gran sistema epitermal de baja sulfuracion con mineralizacion de metales preciosos hospedadas en rocas volcanicas jurasicas.

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Basic Data
NameSan Jose Huevos Verdes (Argentina)
CountryArgentina
ProvinceSanta Cruz
SitePerito Moreno
Accuracy of LocationHIGH local 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
Mineral processing
Specific CommoditiesGold
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsMina subterranea Vida util 7 años Produccin: 5,3 millones de onzas de plata y 84.300 onzas de oro en 2010 Yacimiento consiste de 8 Minas y 38 Manifestaciones de descubrimiento Inicio de operaciones Junio de 2007 1.100 empleos Reservas probadas y probables a diciembre del año 2006, un millon 958.430 ton. con 7.2 g/t de oro y 450 g/t de plata.

onzas de oro y 28 millones 334.242 onzas de plata.

Level of Investment (in USD)82000000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date2007
Company Names or State EnterprisesMinera Santa Cruz S.A. from Argentina
Minera Andes SA from Argentina
Mauricio Hochschild Argentina SA from Argentina
Hochschild Mining
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersAsociacion Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA).
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
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Forms of MobilizationBlockades
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Media based activism/alternative media
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Strikes
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsVisible: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Occupational disease and accidents, Other environmental related diseases
Potential: Accidents
OtherCyanid
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseApplication of existing regulations
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.El proyecto esta en marcha, no han importado ni las quejas y oposicion de

los vecinos de Perito Moreno y sus alrededores, ni las denuncias de los

trabajadores de la empresa, sobre las malas condiciones laborales a las

que estan atados.
Sources and Materials
References

Infomine Argentina

No a la mina

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de America Latina OCMAL

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ContributorPatricio Chávez y Joan Martinez Alier
Last update08/04/2014
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