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The Aznalcóllar area Site is situated on the eastern edge of the FPI between another two metal mine sites: Cobre Las Cruces, just 10 kilometres away and currently in an operating phase; and Riotinto, just 50 kilometres away. It is located just three kilometres from the municipality it is named after and 36 kilometres from the city of Seville, the home of the regional government administration with full competency in mining affairs.
The mine site, nearly 950 hectares in surface area, features ore reserves and likely resources of around 80 million tonnes of polymetal sulphide (copper, lead and zinc as well as gold and silver).
The last July, the Regional Government of Andalusia announced the call for an international competition for exploiting the Aznalcóllar area, respecting the parameters of maximum security and economic, social and environmental sustainability.
The call for this competition occurs in a context of rising demand for metals, driven by the resurgence of metal mining and the increase in metal prices, which carries an interest of companies to generate a solid and strong economic activity.
In response, the Regional Government has the responsibility to mobilize the existing resources to be managed for the benefit of all citizens, always from maximum security parameters and environmental safeguards.
In this framework, the Andalusian Government is aiming for a sustainable development of the mining resources of the community, always under the best conditions of safety and guarantees of sustainability.
In this section, it is accessible all the documentation related to the tendering process for the exploitation of mineral resources existing in the mining reserve of Aznalcóllar, located in the county of Sevilla.
The tendering process, for the exploitation of mineral resources existing in the mining reserve Aznalcóllar was published in the "B.O.J.A nº 10" on the January 16, 2014.
The deadline for submitting applications ended on April 16, 2014. The following companies were presented to the tendering process.
On July 14, 2014, the Nystars application was not admitted for not providing the correct documentation. It was required to the company to rectify the documentation submitted before to declare not admitted. At the same time, the companies "Emerita Resources, S.L.U." and "Grupo México Minorbis" were selected to pass to the second stage of the tendering process.
A resolution published on July gave the selected companies a period of five months to submit a draft with a research plan, a mining project including a restoration plan and a mineral processing plant design. Both drafts were delivered within the deadlines.
The bureau of the tendering process for the exploitation of mineral resources existing in the mining reserve Aznalcóllar, on 20 February 2015, has proposed to the Directorate General of Industry, Energy and Mines, of the Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of the Junta de Andalucía to award to the company Minorbis - Grupo Mexico, which is the one that have obtained the highest score, the priority in mining activities in the "zona Aznalcóllar". The successful tenderer shall have the right to carry out both mining research and exploitation.
|Resolution that the approval of restoration plan of research plan of granting exploitation of resources Section C) , known as "Zone Aznalcóllar", nº. 7.976, located in the municipality of Aznalcóllar (Sevilla), according to R.D. 975/2009, of June 1, on the management of waste from extractive industries and the protection and rehabilitation of areas affected by mining activities||Resolution|
|Resolution of June 22, 2015 of the Technical Secretariat of the Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of the Junta de Andalucía, which dismissed the appeal by the mercantile Emerita Resources Spain, S.L.||Resolution|
|Resolution of Industry, Energy and Mines General Directorate, of Regional Minister of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment, of Junta de Andalucía, for which the entity has been awarded the public tender for the exploitation of mineral resources existing in the area of Aznalcóllar (Sevilla)||Resolución|
|Resolution of 13 January 2014, in the Industry, Energy and Mines General Directorate, which announces public tender for the award of the extractive activities of exploitation of the resources in the mining reserve of Aznalcollar in Sevilla province.||Resolution|
|Annex I. Conditions of the Tender.||Annex I|
|Annex I.1. Specification of technical requirements||Annex I.1|
|Annex I.2. Solvency of the tenderer||Annex I.2|
|Annex I.3. First draft of exploitation||Annex I.3|
|Annex I.4. Assessment criteria||Annex I.4|
The research work is carried out according to the planned schedule.
Royal Decree-Law 6/2014 of 11 April, the granting of the exploitation of mineral resources in the area called <
Decree-Law 4/2014, of 11 April, by which the necessary urgent measures are taken in relation to the process of reopening The mine and complement the provisions laid down for that purpose in Decree-Law 9/2013 of 17 December.
Decree-Law 9/2013, of 17 December, which articulated the necessary procedures for the reopening of the Aznalcollar area.
Validated on date 15/02/2014 unanimously in Parliament.
In order to provide basic information to interested companies, the Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment has created a file with the basic data of the complex, as well as fundamental milestones and rules, that will be updated and completed as users send us questions, suggestions or clarifications. It is, therefore, a living document.
In this section you can find documents of interest related the Aznalcóllar area.
|Farm Project site "Los Frailes", 1994||Memory (19,2MB), Maps (89,6MB)|
|Work Plan of the Group "Aznalcóllar Mine", 1997||Work Plan (15,9MB)|
|Work Plan of the Group "Aznalcóllar Mine", 1998||Work Plan (18,3MB), Maps (83,8MB)|
|Work Plan of the Group "Aznalcóllar Mine", 2000||Work Plan (14,2MB), Maps (172MB)|
|Work Plan of the Group "Aznalcóllar Mine", 2001||Work Plan (5MB), Maps (112MB)|
|Plots Aznalcóllar||Plots(1MB), Cadastral data(32KB)|
|Environmental Adjustment Plan of Work Final Decommissioning and Restoration, 2001||Plan(22,8MB)|
|Special area of conservation ecological corridor Guadiamar.||Area (476KB)|
|Map of location of the definitive reserve in favor of the State called "Aznalcóllar"||Reserve map(844KB)|
The following document ("Annex of the tender Aznalcóllar area" ) is made available to the bidders companies Emerita Resources España and Minorbis - Grupo México, exclusively, on August 4, 2014
|Annex of the tender Aznalcóllar area||Annex of the Tender (202KB)|
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