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Antioquia governor playing politics with mining

The attempt by Colombian governor Luis Perez to ban mining in 85% of the territory of Antioquia is a cynical attempt to manufacture political gain at the expense of the extractive sector, the CEO of a junior exploration company told Mining Journal on condition of anonymity because his company is active in the state.

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Antioquia governor Luis Perez

"This wasn't an attempt to ban mining; banning mining would have meant 0% available for mining, not just short of a million hectares!" the CEO said.

Antioquia comprises 63,612km2.