Colombia will showcase its mining potential for energy transition at the world’s most important mining exhibition

  • At the International Conference of Canadian Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC), Colombia will hold a gold and polymetallic business roundtable, launching the first gold round.

  • The event will be attended by more than 1,100 exhibitors, 2,500 investors and more than 20,000 people from all over the world will gather to discuss mineral exploration issues.

Bogotá, June 13, 2022.

The International Agreement of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC, English acronym) is the main meeting of the world’s mining explorers, which is why Colombia will participate as one of the countries with the greatest potential to do so. Carry out mining activities aimed at developing energy transmission.

Within the official agenda of the PDAC, the Colombian government, headed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the National Agency for Mining (ANM), will implement a “Colombia Day”, where they will be exposed to investors from all over the world, the opportunities offered by the country to the mining sector in the energy transition scenario; Good practices for the environmentally sustainable development of activity; The development of mineral diversity and other issues framed in the so-called “Columbia New Mining Route”.

“Without mining, the energy transition is not possible. The government of President Ivan Duque has committed to strengthening the energy transition in the country and we have recognized that the mining sector is a key ally in this goal, but neither this nor any other commitment can be achieved without clear initiatives. For this reason, from the institutional framework , we have built a course of action, from tangible and tangible facts until the new mining becomes a reality,” said the Minister of Mines and Energy, Diego Mesa Puyo.

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PDAC will be a stage to show that Colombia has geological potential to provide minerals for energy transition such as copper, nickel, iron and manganese, among others. Similarly, areas with great potential for exploitation of polymetallic materials in the country have been identified in 26 mining areas.

With its geological potential, Colombia is an attractive country for investors and activities related to mining exploration. The implementation of projects in these minerals, in which Colombia has potential, will increase production and transform the country into an important benchmark at the international level in the face of the global energy transition. Sandra Sandoval, Deputy Minister of Mines, commented, of course, encouraging each actor in the chain to take responsibility for working with best practices.

The PDAC attends governments, companies, and organizations from around the world related to mineral exploration. Annually, the event gathers more than 1,100 exhibitors, 2,500 investors and more than 20,000 participants. The annual conference has been held since 1932 in Toronto, Canada.

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This year, during “Columbia Day” at PDAC, a space dedicated exclusively to Colombian mining, ANM will hold a Gold and Polymineral Business Roundtable, where the Colombian Geological Service (SGC) will reveal, among other things, a country with potential for these minerals. In the same way, ANM will announce the first round of gold mining in Colombia.

“For this edition of PDAC, Colombia presented a diverse representation of its mining projects to show the world, both on the platform and on Columbia Day. For the first time, we organized a business conference in the framework of the event to bring potential investors or buyers closer to the opportunities that Colombia offers,” he noted. Juan Miguel Duran, President of the National Mining Agency (ANM).

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The detailed engagement between the public and private sectors this year is a reflection of the progress that has been made in Colombia, and how Colombia has achieved the synergies necessary to facilitate the development of the activity in a responsible manner with communities and the adoption of the most high-tech and environmental standards, Doran said.

(With information from the Ministry of Mines)

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