From time to time, Iberian is involved in other interesting events of note.
These "Happenings" will be updated here.
Condestable wins John T. Ryan Award - Recognized as Safest Underground Mine in Peru
Iberian and the team at Condestable in particular were very proud to receive the John T. Ryan Award - given annually to the company with the best safety record.
Analyst Trip - Condestable and Aguas Tenidas Sept 14-17, 2009
Iberian was pleased to host a number of analysts and bankers from various institutions for a site visit to both the Condestable and Aguas Tenidas mines. Many thanks to the teams at both mines for organizing such an informative trip.
Cormin Warehouse Tour
Recently Iberian's management and guests were invited to tour the Cormin Callao concentrates warehouse in Lima. To the right is Daniel Vanin with some of Iberian's staff and a guest standing in front of concentrate from the Condestable Mine. Many thanks to the Cormin team for the great tour.
Children's Run Across Canada
Iberian, together with the Trafigura Foundation were proud to be Gold sponsors of the Children's Run Across Canada. The run's goal is to collect money for children in need both in Canada and others abroad under the slogan of “…children helping children…”. Money raised by the group is being given to various Canadian Children’s Hospitals and for a health centre in Africa through Plan Canada. For more information on the run, please see Children's Run Across Canada.
Paste Plant Tour
The paste fill plant at Aguas Tenidas is now 100% operational and the first mined stope was filled with cemented paste fill in early August 2009.
Paste technology, which was originally developed in Canada in the 1990's and has been used extensively in underground mining operations in Canada is now being introduced to existing and new underground mining operations throughout Europe as a means to increase the amount of extractable ore from underground mines. Use of paste fill improves ground stability within the areas being mined, resulting in safer and more efficient underground mining operations.
During PDAC 2009, Iberian hosted Dr. Pedro Oyanguren Ramirez and Dr. Ricardo Lain, both professors of rock mechanics from the Madrid School of Mines and well recognized in the Spanish mining industry and by government officials in Spain as the premier experts in rock mechanics both for underground and open pit mining operations. The visit to Canada included visits to several underground mining operations in Quebec with the objective of showing practical examples of the success of paste fill technology.