Cerro Blanco

Project Phase: 

The project was temporarily suspended by Goldcorp Inc. in 2013. Bluestone Resources Inc. announced in September 2017 that it would commence a feasibility study, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Exploration Start Date: 
Exploitation Start Date: 
September 2007
Extraction Type: 
Parent Company: Glamis Gold, Ltd. (1998-2006)
Parent Company: Goldcorp Inc. (Canada) (2006-2017)
Parent Company: Bluestone Resources Inc. (Canada) (2017-present)
Subsidiary: Entre Mares de Guatemala, S.A. (subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc. and later Bluestone Resources Inc.)
Natural Resource: 
Municipality, Department: 
Asunción Mita, Jutiapa
Central America

Carbonell, M. H., "Cerro Blanco: Guatemala, on the border with El Salvador and Honduras EJOLT Factsheet", No. 005, dated 2014, online: http://www.ejolt.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/FS_005_Cerro_blanco.pdf, accessed on 17 July 2018

Centre of Independent Media, "The Cerro Blanco Mine: A Disasterous and Failed Project" (Spanish Only), dated 14 December 2014, online: https://cmiguate.org/la-mina-cerro-blanco-un-proyecto-fallido-y-desastroso/, accessed on 17 July 2017

Centre of Independent Media, "Fear ahead of Aquisition of Failed Mining Project Cerro Blanco" (Spanish Only), dated 4 June 2017, online: https://cmiguate.org/temor-ante-adquisicion-de-fallido-proyecto-minero-cerro-blanco/, accessed on 17 July 2018

JDS Energy and Mining Inc., "Preliminary Economic Assessment Technical Report for the Cerro Blanco Project, Gautemala",  dated 2 June 2017, online: https://cmiguate.org/la-mina-cerro-blanco-un-proyecto-fallido-y-desastroso/, accessed on 24 July 2018`

Bluestone Resources Inc., "Bluestone Resources to Acquire Cerro Blanco Project from Goldcorp Inc.", 11 January 2017, online: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/bluestone-resources-to-acquire-cerro-blanco-gold-project-from-goldcorp-inc-tsx-venture-bsr-2187913.htm, accessed on 17 July 2018

Bluestone Resources Inc., "Bluestone Resources Commences Feasibility Study on Cerro Blanco Project in Guatemala", dated 18 September 2017, online: https://www.juniorminingnetwork.com/junior-miner-news/press-releases/1305-tsx-venture/bsr/36326-bluestone-resources-commences-feasibility-study-on-cerro-blanco-project-in-guatemala.html, accessed on 17 July 2018

Goldcorp Inc., "Cerro Blanco Project in Feasibility Stage" (Spanish Version), dated 12 August 2013, online: http://goldcorpguatemala.com/proyecto-cerro-blanco-en-etapa-de-factibilidadasuncion-mita-jutiapa-12-de-agosto-de-2013/, accessed on 17 July 2018

Herbert Ardon, Mariano Galvez University of Guatemala, "Mining Exploitation, Cerro Blanco, Jutiapa", dated 4 August 2017, online: https://www.slideshare.net/MarySalvador0030/explotacion-minera-cerro-blanco-jutiapa, accessed 17 July 2018