Escobal

Project Phase: 

Operations suspended pending completion of consultations with affected Xinca indigenous communities, as per Constitutional Court decision released in September 2018.

Exploration Start Date: 
2007
Exploitation Start Date: 
Exploitation licences granted in April 2013 and subsequently suspended following judicial challenges.
Extraction Type: 
Subterranean
Country: 
Guatemala
Company: 
Parent Company: Goldcorp Inc. (Canada) (2006-2010)
Parent Company: Tahoe Resources Inc. (Canada) (2010-present)
Subsidiary: Minera San Rafeal, S.A. (MINERASA) (subsidiary of Tahoe Resources Inc.)
Natural Resource: 
Gold
Lead
Silver
Zinc
Municipality, Department: 
San Rafael Las Flores and Jalapa, Santa Rosa
Region: 
Central America
Reference: 

Tahoe Resources Inc., Management's Discussion and Analysis for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2010, online: https://www.sedar.com/CheckCode.do, accessed 22 August 2018

Tahoe Resources Inc., Management's Discussion and Analysis for Quarter Ended March 31, 2013, online: https://www.sedar.com/CheckCode.do, accessed 22 August 2018

EJ Atlas, "Proyecto Minero El Escobal, Guatemala", online: https://ejatlas.org/conflict/el-escobal, accessed on 22 August 2018