Marlin

Project Phase: 

Mineral production at the mine ended on 31 May 2017. However, recuperation and revegetation activities are expected to proceed for three years following the end of production, followed by continuous monitoring and maintenance.

As part of Goldcorp Inc.'s sale of another Guatemalan project, Cerro Blanco, to Bluestone Resources Inc., Goldcorp granted Bluestone a right of first refusal to certain assets and equipment belonging to the Marlin Mine project.

Exploration Start Date: 
1999
Exploitation Start Date: 
2003
Extraction Type: 
Open pit
Subterranean
Country: 
Guatemala
Company: 
Parent Company: Francisco Gold Corporation (Canada) (2000-2002)
Parent Company: Glamis Gold (Canada) (2002-2009)
Parent Company: Goldcorp Inc. (Canada) (2009-present)
Subsidiary: Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, S.A. (1996-present)
Natural Resource: 
Gold
Silver
Municipality, Department: 
San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Sipacapa, San Marcos
Region: 
Central America
Reports: 
Reference: 

BSR, "Marlin Mine at Closure: A Review of Goldcorp Commitments to the 2010 Human Rights Assessment", dated June 2017, online: http://csr.goldcorp.com/2016/_img/docs/BSR-Report-Marlin-Mine-at-Closure.pdf, accessed on 28 September 2018

Central American Data, "Guatemala: Goldcorp vende mina Cerro Blanco", dated 13 January 2017, online: https://www.centralamericadata.com/es/article/home/Guatemala_Goldcorp_vende_mina_Cerro_Blanco, accessed on 28 September 2018

Goldcorp Inc, "Marlin", online: https://www.goldcorp.com/English/portfolio/closed-sites/marlin/default.aspx, accessed on 28 September 2018

MICLA, "Marlin Mine, Guatemala", online: http://micla.ca/conflicts/marlin-mine-2/, accessed on 27 September 2018

Prensa Libra, "Derrumbe en túnel de mina causa muerte de un trabajador", dated 14 April 2016, online: https://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/san-marcos/tunel-de-mina-colapsa-en-san-miguel-ixtahuacan, accessed on 5 October 2018