Ecuador: dynamite seized in clandestine mines in area under exploration by Canadian firm

Posted on November 2, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Explosives / Bombs, Latin America Mining

More than 390 sticks of dynamite were seized from people who mined from underground, gold mines, located in Piglio, Canaribamba parish, canton St. Elizabeth, yesterday. No one was arrested.
Oscar Troy, head of the Third Army Division Tarqui said it also retained 20 sacks of ammonium nitrate, explosive explogel, riodin violet, shotguns, 1,709 blocks of ammonium nitrate, wick, carbide, diesel, etc. according to
He revealed that the danger was difficult to move other products.
Carlos Puente, regional coordinator of the Agency and Basin Mining Regulation, said the place was contracted to a Canadian owned company, which has other concessions in the environmental license place and has initial exploration, but the miners did not have permission to effecting activity. Read Article

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