Las Lajitas Mine

From Global Energy Monitor


This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Las Lajitas Mine is a proposed coal mine in Venezuela.


The map below shows the approximate location of the mine in Rafael Urdaneta, Aragua, Venezuela.

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In June 2019, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced an initial investment of €71 million in a public-private partnership to develop the Las Lajitas Mine, located in the municipality of Rafael Urdaneta, Aragua state, Venezuela.[1][2][3] According to officials, the project is still in the early stages of development, but long-term plans call for coal production of 1 million tonnes per year. Coal from Las Lajitas would primarily be sold to Venezuela's Dutch-owned Lomas de Niquel slag-to-nickel project, with the remainder to be exported internationally.[2][3] The government estimates that proceeds from the mine would total €45 million annually.[2][3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Corporación Venezolana de Minería, unnamed Venezuelan private investors
  • Parent Company: Venezuelan government, unnamed Venezuelan private investors
  • Location: Rafael Urdaneta, Aragua state, Venezuela[2]
  • GPS Coordinates: 9.518954, -66.750943 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 1 million tonnes per annum[2]
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  1. "Venezuela promotes mining campaign, power fix". Argus Media. June 6, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "1 millón de toneladas al año producirá Mina de Carbón Las Lajitas en Aragua". Venezolana de Televisión. June 5, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "La minería arrasa miles de hectáreas en Carabobo y Aragua". Observatorio de Ecología Política de Venezuela. September 2, 2019.

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