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Venezuela to Take Control of Diamond Mines and Gold Reserves

27 january 2009

According to, Venezuela's Basic Industries & Mining Ministry (Mibam) plans to introduce a new system for mining according to which resources of great importance, such as the diamond mines at Guaniamo and the gold reserves at Las Cristinas, will soon be taken under state control.
The head of Mibam, Rodolfo Sanz, has reportedly structured the reorganization of Venezuela's mining sector and is initiating the reversal of several concessions and operating contracts in order to return them to the Venezuelan State.
Regarding the state-owned gold mining company, CVG-Minerven in El Callao, Sanz said that production increased by 4% in 2008 as compared to 2007 and that 1,206 kilos of gold bullion had been deposited at the Central Bank of Venezuela, reported. The Venezuelan government has already taken control of mines in the south of the region including Isidora, La Camorra and Revemin, which had been in the hands of trans-nationals.
Sanz stated: "We know the location of our diamond reserves in Santa Elena de Uairen (on the border with Brazil) and in Guaniamo. Geological surveys indicate that there may be a diamond formation that allows us to use industrial processes. We know also know of other minerals on the border of Amazonas and Bolivar State as well as uranium."
According to Sanz, the government will complete a database of strategic minerals in 2009. He stated: "We will re-take the Guaniamo diamond mine within 15 days, including a diamond processing plant and the State will also exercise sovereign control over Las Cristinas."
In the matter of the Guaniamo diamond deposit (considered one of the largest in South America), the government claims that rights granted in 2004 have expired and that the diamond mine must be return to the Venezuelan nation. A national diamond company will reportedly be created to service the Guaniamo diamond district.