• Paranam

    Paranam is a town in the Para District, Suriname.. The town was created in 1938 when Alcoa began building a plant to support new mining areas along the Suriname River. Built on a former plantation, the facility was called Paranam after the Para and Suriname Rivers which border the mining concession areas. The Paranam mine began operations in 1941.

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  • Economy of Suriname

    The backbone of Suriname''s economy is the export of aluminium oxide (alumina) and small amounts of aluminium produced from bauxite mined in the country. In 1999, the aluminium smelter at Paranam was closed and mining at Onverdacht ceased; however, alumina exports accounted for 72% of Suriname''s estimated export earnings of US$496.6 million in 2001. Suriname''s bauxite deposits have been …

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  • History of Mining Industry

    Economy of Suriname - Wikipedia

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  • What Are The Biggest Industries In Suriname?

     · The major mining sites include Lelydorp and Moengo. Other proven reserves are located in north, west, and east of the country. In recent years, the bauxite industry has largely been affected by the depressed by the international prices for alumina. Gold Industry . The gold industry has added sustainability to the economic independence of Suriname.

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  • Suriname Industry, Information about Industry in Suriname

    Bauxite mining and alumina smelting are the backbone of Suriname''s economy, bringing in two-thirds of its export revenues. With 3.9 million tons produced annually, Suriname is the eighth largest producer of bauxite in the world and responsible for an estimated 3.2 percent of all bauxite …

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  • Bauxite deposits in Suriname: Geological context and ...

    Bauxite, the raw material of aluminum, has been one of the economically vital natural resources for Suriname. Mining operations started about a century ago, and subsequent development of a refinery industry and hydro-electric power made Suriname one of the foremost bauxite and

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  • Suriname Signs Deal with Alcoa to Expand Mining Operations ...

    The government of Suriname has signed agreements with two aluminum companies from the United States and Australia to expand their bauxite production and exploitation rights in the country. The companies involved are the Pittsburgh-based Alcoa LLC and Australia''s BHP Billiton. Alcoa is looking to expand the bauxite refinery plant it already runs and explore new projects with Billiton, such as ...

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  • Surinames Bakhuis Bauxite Mine an Independent Review of ...

    As recently as 2000, BHP Billiton and Suralco were mining bauxite in East Suriname without the benefit of an ESIA.21 The Wane Hills bauxite mine was located inside the Wane Creek Nature Reserve ...

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  • Marowijne District, Suriname

    Marowijne is a district of Suriname, located on the north-east coast. Marowijne''s capital city is Albina, with other towns including Moengo and Wanhatti. The district borders the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, the Surinamese district of Sipaliwini to the south, and the Surinamese districts of Commewijne and Para to the ...

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  • Suriname

     · Suriname - Gold Mining. Gold mining has always taken place in the interior, where the weathered basement rocks emerges above the topsoil, or where it is economically feasible for smaller ...

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  • Suriname: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

    Suriname is rich in natural resources that include bauxite, gold, kaolin and small amounts of iron ore, platinum, copper, and nickel. The economy of the country largely depends on its mining industry. The country''s economic growth rate reduced to 2.2% in 2009 from 7% in 2008, owing to the fall in commodity prices in global markets.

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  • A location specific model to determine the benchmark ...

    The Bauxite mining industry in Suriname started 90 years ago and has always been one of the main generators of export income for the Suriname government. Traditionally mining was performed in the coastal area. Mining sites were around Paranam, where an alumina refinery has been erected

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  • Suriname Bauxite Industry

    15th Bauxite & Alumina Seminar 11-13 february 2009 3 Suriname, Some Facts (2008 est.) •North East Coast of S.Am. •Democratic/Republic government – nov.25 1975

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  • Suriname

     · Suriname''s current economy is based largely on the mining, processing and exporting of bauxite. The bauxite industry is dominated by the Suriname Aluminum Company, a …

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  • Suriname

    expected annual production of 3.2 million tons of alumina for the next 40 years dwarfs all the bauxite operations in Eastern Suriname since Suralco began mining in 1916. For the first 40 years (1965-2005) Suriname produced 58 million tons of alumina; over the next 40 years, BHPB/Suralco estimate the

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  • Country report SURINAME

    natural resources, particularly bauxite, crude oil and gold, Suriname''s economy is dominated by the mining sector. Since the early 20 th century, bauxite mining has been the dominant source of income for the Surinamese economy, but it lost in relative importance as rising bullion prices promoted the development of the gold mining sector.

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  • Alcoa -

    Suriname Aluminum Company, L.L.C Paranam Operations 13 Van ''t Hogerhuysstraat P.O.Box 1810 Paramaribo Suriname

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  • Bauxite mining

     · Alcoa was the single operator in this field and began with a bauxite mine on the north east side of Suriname, Moengo. Since 1938, Billiton Maatschappij Suriname (BMS), related to the Australian-owned BHP-Billiton, also entered into bauxite mining in Suriname …

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  • Royal Boskalis secures bauxite mining contract in Suriname

     · Royal Boskalis secures bauxite mining contract in Suriname. 25 October 2011 (Last Updated October 25th, 2011 18:30) Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a €125m contract from Suralco for bauxite mining in Lelydorp near Paramaribo in the Republic of Suriname.

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  • Mining in Suriname

    Suriname has long depended on bauxite mining as its principal export earner, but until recently had done little to exploit the substantial gold deposits assumed to occur throughout the interior. This changed in 1992, when the government began inviting investment in the gold mining sector.

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  • Suriname: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

    Suriname is rich in natural resources that include bauxite, gold, kaolin and small amounts of iron ore, platinum, copper, and nickel. The economy of the country largely depends on its mining industry. The country''s economic growth rate reduced to 2.2% …

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  • Mining the Golden Mountains of Suriname With An Ex-Rebel ...

     · Gold is everywhere in Suriname, from political power to what the locals wear on their fingers, the effects of gold mining seep into all aspects of society. T...

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  • Suriname

    Suriname - Suriname - Economy: Suriname''s economy is dependent on mineral resources, mainly oil, gold, and bauxite, from which alumina (used in the smelting of aluminum metal) is made. Aside from natural resources, the chief sources of income are from agriculture and remittances, mostly from the Netherlands, French Guiana, and the United States. Suriname is a member of the Caribbean ...

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  • Mining and Refining – Process

    Before mining can commence the land needs to be cleared of timber and vegetation. Alongside this process may be the collection of seeds and/or saplings, for inclusion in a seedbank, which will form the basis of post-mining revegetation of the site. Next the top soil is removed and is usually also stored for replacement during rehabilitation.

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  • Alcoa to Permanently Close Suriname Alumina Refinery and ...

     · Alcoa will permanently close the Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname, which were fully curtailed in November 2015 amid a limited bauxite supply and unfavorable market conditions.

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  • In search of El Dorado, again: mining and tribal people in ...

    FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME INFORMATION UPDATE 27 January 1997 In search of El Dorado, again: mining and tribal people in Suriname. In anticipation of declining revenues from bauxite, the Surinamese Government has turned its attention to the potential …

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  • Mining in Guyana

    Bauxite. Guyana''s mines yield a high quality calcined bauxite, with uses in the refractory, abrasive and chemical markets for high temperature applications. Guyana''s reserves of bauxite was known to be 350-million-tons. Major mining sites are at Linden, south of Georgetown, and Kwakwani on the Berbice River In 2016, 1,479,090 tonnes of bauxite ...

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  • Alcoa Leaves a Dirty Legacy | Pulitzer Center

     · It eventually obtained mining concessions, built an entirely integrated aluminum industry in this little country on the northern coast of South America. They mined the bauxite there,they refined it into what''s called alumina and then they smelted it into aluminum, all within this little country. KH: And now Alcoa is leaving Suriname. And they ...

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  • Economy of Suriname

    History of Mining Industry. Suriname is part of the Guiana shield and has a variety of minerals as shown in the next figure. In Suriname the mining of minerals includes: Gold and silver based on the Mining Decree 1986 and Mineral Agreements between Government and companies; In assigning concessions which run through the tribal areas in the ...

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  • Kaaimangrasie bauxite mine Report | Wood Mackenzie

     · The mine was intended as a short term supplier of bauxite to the Paranam alumina refinery. AWAC is owned by Alcoa 60% and Alumina Ltd 40%. AWAC operates as Suralco in Suriname. Wood Mackenzie''s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating ...

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  • Moengo Mine, Moengo, Marowijne District, Suriname

    Moengo Mine, Moengo, Marowijne District, Suriname : An aluminum (bauxite) mine owned by Surinam Aluminum Co., a subsidiary of ALCOA.

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  • Suriname: Environmental Profile

    Suriname is known to have rich deposits of gold and bauxite, and mining companies working in the country have checkered pasts with regards to human rights and environmental safeguards. One company, Golden Star Resources of Canada, was responsible for a massive cyanide spill in neighboring Guyana in 1995 and caused the forceable eviction of ...

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  • EITI & Suriname

    95% of EITI data is publicly available in open data format. On average 85% of Suriname''s export earnings come from the mining sector between 2013 – 2017. Suriname became an EITI candidate in May 2017. Suriname must publish two EITI reports in 2019, covering the …

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  • Ministry of Natural Resources

    MONR was established on July 26, 1958, with the purpose to ensure sustainable and efficient management and development of the natural resources potentially present in Suriname. In order to achieve the objective, the following tasks have been assigned to the Ministry: Responsible for inventory, exploration, optimal exploitation and management of ...

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  • Moengo on Strike: The Politics of Labour in Suriname''s ...

    Moengo on Strike: The Politics of Labour in Suriname''s Bauxite Industry Anouk de Koning Abstract: This article examines one crucial period of contestation in colonial Suriname, the years 1941 and 1942, when sustained labour unrest in the bauxite town of Moengo led to the establishment of the first mining …

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  • Diamond mining

    Diamond mining. The mining of diamonds is in the reconnaissance phase. The first discovery of diamonds in Suriname dates from 1880 and was made in the Suriname River, in the area of Berg en Dal. In the course of time, diamonds were mainly found in the Rosebel formation, in the Rosebel area in Brokopondo. Research has also been carried out into ...

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  • Suriname, post-election policies and challenges for the ...

     · In the same period, the Suriname Aluminum Company (a subsidiary of the American aluminum giant ALCOA) decided to cease its bauxite mining operations and hand over the Afobaka Dam hydroelectric plant to the government. Due to the dependence of the Surinamese economy on the bauxite industry, ALCOA''s exit caused an immediate deficit.

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  • Economy of Suriname

    Bauxite. The backbone of Suriname''s economy is the export of aluminium oxide (alumina) and small amounts of aluminium produced from bauxite mined in the country. In 1999, the aluminium smelter at Paranam was closed and mining at Onverdacht ceased; however, alumina exports accounted for 72% of Suriname''s estimated export earnings of US$496.6 million in 2001. . Suriname''s bauxite deposits …

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  • A struggling country''s past and future shaped by Alcoa and ...

     · The 1916 decision to pursue bauxite in Suriname — 28 years after Alcoa was founded on Smallman Street in Pittsburgh — was one of the company''s first steps toward becoming a far-flung integrated aluminum producer with mining, refining and smelting operations spanning the globe.

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  • ALCOA threatens production cut, layoffs in Suriname ...

     · ALCOA''s Suralco has been active in Suriname since 1916, mining bauxite to feed the Paranam refinery. With an output of some 2.2 million metric tons per year, the bauxite mining …

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