Deal #4200

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
san miguel ixtahuacán, san marcos, guatemala

Latitude
15.234852
Longitude
-91.689418
Target country
Guatemala

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 2000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 2000
Comment on land area
(2009) The year of acquisition of Montana from Goldcorp

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Mining

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Exploitation permit / license / concession (for mineral resources)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] In operation (production)

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Current number of jobs (total)
[2013] 10000
Comment on jobs created (total)
2000 direct and 8000 indirect

Operating company

Name of investment project
Marlin Mine
Comment on investment chain
It was acquired for GoldCorp in 2009

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-11-08
Comment on data source
(lasta web access) Marlin mine history and description

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-05-19
Comment on data source
denounces from the communities for the People Maya in San Miguel Ixtahucán and Sipacapa, municipalities of San Marcos. For damage to the health of the community

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-11-08
Comment on data source
(last web access)

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-11-21
Comment on data source
the extension of Marlin mine is 20,000 km2

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2011-11-08
Comment on data source
10000 employees

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered the company to place a water treatment plant because the populations of the San Miguel Ixtahucán and Sipakapa have reported more than 100 cases of people sickened by chemicals in the water (zinc, mercury, arsenic)

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
A water treatment plant

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Capacity Building
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
the reforestation of more than 300 hectares of land in the municipalities of San Miguel and Sipakapa

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (large-scale farm)

Former land use

Former land use
Other
Comment on former land use
mine

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources area
Silver, Gold

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)
Comment on source of water extraction
they are still continuing contaminating the water without any treatment

Overall comment

Overall comment
Montana Exploradora de Guatemala - GoldCorp Inc. Marlin Mine

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