Canadian opposes law in Argentina

Minera San Jorge SA, a subsidiary of Canadian group Coro Mining, has filed an action to have a recently passed Provincial Act in Mendoza, which prohibits the use of toxic substances including sulphuric acid in any metalliferous mining, declared unconstitutional.

The legal process in Mendoza, Argentina, involves the presentation of the action directly to the Provincial Supreme Court of Justice. Once the action is accepted by the court, the Mendoza Government will be notified of the action. The Government is expected to respond to the action before the case could go to trial.

Notwithstanding this action, the company is continuing with its evaluation of San Jorge and plans to complete its pre-feasibility study by the end of this year. It is the company’s intention to continue to work with all levels of government and interested third parties to demonstrate that the project, if viable, could be developed in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and would provide economic and social benefits to the local community and to the Province.