La Libertad

Project Phase / Fase del proyecto: 

La Libertad is a gold mine purchased by Canadian corporation, Calibre Mining, from B2Gold in 2019. It is in production at the different sites of the mining complex which is spread over 10,000 ha. in and around the community of Santo Domingo. The mining company is exploring various other locations within the concession to extend exploitation. It is 110 km east of Managua.

La Libertad Mine has a long history of exploration and exploitation of mining concessions, dating back to 1862, along with a history of small scale and artisanal production. The dates provided in this database focus on B2Gold Corp.'s operations. For more information regarding the mine's historical ownership and production, see the Technical Report prepared by Gustavson Associates for B2Gold Corp., dated 27 March 2015 (full reference below). Note, La Libertad Mine was known as the Orosi Mine between 2007 and 2009.

Exploration Start Date / Fecha de inicio de la exploración: 
2009 (B2Gold Corp.)
Exploitation Start Date / Fecha de inicio de la explotación: 
2012 (Jabali Central, B2Gold Corp.)
Extraction Type / Método de extracción: 
Open pit
Country / País: 
Natural Resource / Recurso natural: 
Municipality, Department / Municipio, Departamento: 
La Libertad and Santo Domingo, Chontales
Central America
References / Referencias: 

ACAFREMIN, "Habitantes de Santo Domingo-Chontales rechazan nuevo proyecto de minería industrial", dated 16 January 2018, online:, accessed 17 December 2020.

B2Gold Corp., "B2Gold Corp. Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended September 30, 2020", dated 4 December 2020, online:, accessed 10 December 2020.

Calibre Mining Corp., "Calibre Mining Recommences Blasting and Mining Activities at its Jabalí Underground Mine, Part of the Libertad Complex", dated 5 August 2020, online:, accessed 10 December 2020.

Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), "Libertad mining project, Chontales, Nicaragua", online:, accessed 10 December 2020.

Gustavson Associates, "NI 43-101 Technical Report La Libertad Mine, La Libertad Region, Nicaragua", dated 27 March 2015, online:, accessed 10 December 2020.

Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL), "Ficha de Registro Impactos Negativos de la minería en Centroamérica: Mina Orosi", online:, accessed 10 December 2020.



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