ASP1 and ASP2 (Guapinol)

Project Phase: 

Access road built. Processing plant in construction since 2018. Extraction and processing due to begin in 2021.

Exploration Start Date: 
Concession ASP1 registered on 18 March 2015; Concession ASP2 registered on 26 September 2014. Processing plant granted licence in 2018.
Exploitation Start Date: 
Due to start in 2021
Extraction Type: 
Open pit
Country: 
Honduras
Natural Resource: 
Iron oxide
Municipality, Department: 
Tocoa Municipality, Colón Department
Region: 
Central America
Reports: 
References: 

ACAFREMIN, “Guapinol Resiste: Orígenes del Conflicto Minero en el Bajo Aguán”, dated March 2020, online: https://www.acafremin.org/images/documentos/Guapinol_ESP_Baja_Res.pdf, accessed 16 September 2020.

ACAFREMIN, “Honduras: Demandan a Inversiones ECOTEK por daños sociales y ambientales en la comunidad de Guapinol”, dated 5 February 2020, online: https://www.acafremin.org/es/noticias-regionales/honduras/432-demandan-a..., accessed 16 September 2020.

Global Witness, "Honduras: The Deadliest Place to Defend the Planet", dated January 2017, online: https://www.universal-rights.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Defenders_Ho..., accessed 16 September 2020.

José Luis Palma Herrera, "La minería en Honduras: análisis espacial de su conflictividad territorial desde la perspectiva de las Ciencias de la Información Geográfica", Ciencias Espaciales 10(2): 25–61, 2017, online: https://www.lamjol.info/index.php/CE/article/view/5895, accessed 14 January 2021.

Juan Carlos Quiroz and Juan Cruz Vieyra, "Unlocking Central America’s mineral potential: Leveraging transparency to address governance challenges", The Extractive Industries and Society, 5(3): 255–268, 2018, online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214790X16302520?..., accessed 14 January 2021.

La Prensa, "Honduras tendrá la primera planta procesadora de pellets de óxido de hierro de Centroamérica", dated 23 October 2019, online: https://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/1328929-410/honduras-procesadora-pellet..., accessed 16 September 2020.

La Prensa, "Honduras: Se invierten US$120 millones en nuevo proyecto minero", dated 11 October 2019, online: https://www.estrategiaynegocios.net/centroamericaymundo/1325753-330/stor..., accessed 16 September 2020.

Nick Middeldorp, Carlos Morales and Gemma van der Haar, "Social mobilisation and violence at the mining frontier: The case of Honduras", The Extractive Industries and Society 3(4): 930–938, 2016, online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214790X16301836, accessed 14 January 2021.

Share El Salvador, "More background on the Guapinol 13", dated 2019, online: http://www.share-elsalvador.org/uploads/1/0/8/1/108170557/background_on_..., accessed 16 September 2020.

Share El Salvador, "Witness to the Struggle of the Guapinol, Honduras Environmental Defenders: Criminalization of Protest, Grass Roots Victory, Challenges of Solidarity", dated 2019, online: http://www.share-elsalvador.org/uploads/1/0/8/1/108170557/witness_to_the..., accessed 16 September 2020.

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