Honduras, the second-largest country in Central America, is mountainous
and geologically diverse. Although a traditional industry, mining is
significantly underdeveloped and accounts for just 2% of GNP. There are
hopes that the political stability enjoyed since 1978, will encourage
mineral exploration and development; the country is thought to host
numerous precious and base metal deposits including gold, silver,
copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, and antimony. The issue of conflict
between mining companies and local communities is raised, and a
statement on mining legislation is included in this note, together with
a short list of companies registering an interest or undertaking
operations in Honduras.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Anon. Gold mining in Honduras. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2007) 4 pp.