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San Martin

Reclaimed site supports eco-tourism and agri-business

Quick Facts
Location Central Honduras
Ownership 100%
Mines Closed 2010
Status Maintenance and monitoring

Located in Central Honduras, San Martin operated from 2000 to 2010. Approximately 35.3 million tons of ore was mined from two open pits during the mine’s life, and roughly 652,000 ounces of gold extracted by heap leach.

Reclamation and revegetation began in 2007, while the mine was still in operation. In 2008, Goldcorp donated 1,500 hectares of land to the San Martin Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created, with Goldcorp’s support, to provide citizens with lasting economic benefits and self-sufficiency.

The mining camp is now the San Martin Ecology Centre, with a 31-room, eco-tourism themed hotel, a restaurant, swimming pool, sports courts, playing fields and other amenities. The hotel is surrounded by forest, interpretive trails, bird-watching gazebos and wildlife habitat for deer, puma, roadrunners, lizards, iguanas and more.

Elsewhere on the reclaimed mine site, agri-businesses thrive. Goldcorp supports the hiring and training of local people in chicken and hog farming and in growing lemons, oranges and mangos, as well as indigenous plants that are a source of biofuel.

Several independent farmers are also cultivating biofuel seed crops to widen the circle of sustainability for generations to come.

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Goldcorp's San Martin Mine Reclamation in Honduras

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