WHAT IS CALIMINEROS?
Calimineros is a company comprised of 160 mining families from California that became formal under the mining policy established by the National Government.
The initiative has become a success story as Calimineros was the first group of miners in the region to benefit from this program. Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa) offered all the support needed to make this a reality and sign the formalization subcontract with the newly formalized miners.
Calimineros' service portfolio was developed with Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, UPTC, which ensures responsibility, reliability, and safety.
The main goal of Calimineros is to preserve ancestral mining traditions, facilitate coexistence between small and large-scale mining, promote environmental and economic sustainability.
WHO IS CALIMINEROS?
Calimineros is made up of 160 Californian miners. It has an corporate structure consisting of a shareholders committee, a board of directors, and a legal representative.
The Board of Directors has several committees (contracts; ethics; procurement and supplies; complaints and petitions) that promote and ensure the company's corporate values: Conflict of interest, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Accountability.
Calimineros has been on the road to formalization for more than 10 years of continuous work, consulting, training, and consultation meetings to reach a consensus among its 160 members.
Calimineros was able to get its project on track with the help of private enterprise. Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa) has been its strategic ally. Calimineros and Minesa signed the formalization subcontract in 2022, submitted the Complementary Works and Construction Plan (PTOC) before the National Mining Agency, and filed the Environmental Impact Study with the Regional Environmental Authority (CDMB). Once these permits are in place, Calimineros will be allowed to build their Donde Nace el Sol (DNS) mine pit.
WHAT SERVICES DOES CALIMINEROS OFFER?
Environmental liabilities remediation
1. Landslides, mudslides, deforested areas.
2. Restoration and environmental recovery works.
3. Dismantling and reclamation of old mining processing plants.
4. Recovery of drilling rigs.
5. Closure of mine entrances and tunnels.
1. Civil works: rural roads, primary road structures, and road-related constructions.
2. Stabilization works: containment walls, drainage control, landscaping, and reforestation of disturbed areas.
1. Infrastructure works.
2. Construction development and preparation.
3. Mining operations.
WHERE IS THE CALIMINEROS PROJECT GOING TO BE DEVELOPED?
Calimineros holds mining title #12568, which was ceded by Minesa to develop its mining project. Negotiations were held with Minesa to draft the formalization subcontract.