COMIBOLCorporación Minera de Bolivia (Spanish: Mining Corporation of Bolivia)
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Independent miners grouped into cooperatives used to be able to work it, but have been denied access since the nationalization and have repeatedly clashed with employees of the state-owned firm Comibol, which is working the mine.
Bolivia's state-run mining company Comibol subsequently said the find was not uranium but likely tantalum, a metal used to make electronics equipment.
Escala Mina I, a Franklin Mining Bolivia joint venture with Cooperativa Minera 'INTI' Ltda and COMIBOL, has commenced the production of silver, lead and zinc to processors in Potosi.
Furthermore, the Banzer government vastly accelerated the transfer of resources from the state-owned mining corporation Corporacion Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) in the highlands (Altiplano) to private agribusiness in the lowlands (Oriente) (production and export of sugar, soy, cotton and meat).
The Bolivian Geological Survey (SERGIOTECHMIN) reports that there are three types of iron deposits in the mountain; primary iron ore, colluvial iron ore and eluvial iron ore.There are significant volumes of alluvial and colluvial material on surface, which is what Bolivia's stateowned mining company, COMIBOL, mined in the 1980s and 1990s.
Almost a year into the Andean country's highly valuable lithium extraction pilot project, workers for the state mining company COMIBOL have finally been given a drill to replace the pickaxes they had been using to cut brine sampling holes.
In the hill is the Huanuni mine, about 290 km south of La Paz and about 50 km from the departmental capital city of Oruro, where approximately 1,000 salaried miners working for the Corporacion Minera de Bolivia (COMIBOL) have access to the deeper, richer tin deposits.