The government announced this week that Copper Mesa Mining Corporation had reverted back to the state the concessions Golden 1 and Golden 2 (http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/actualidad/noticia/archive/actualidad/2008/11/19/Gobierno-extingue-concesiones-mineras-de-_CD00_ntag.aspx and h
This is not a “purported” extinction of the comopany’s mining rights; the legal measure is definitive. The government did not “make observations” to the company’s 2006 Environmental Impact Assesement, it flatly rejected it, and termed it “not-prossesable”. Had it been a case of responding to the observations, it would have done so long ago and re submitted it.
It is all over for Copper Mesa in Intag folks- definintely NOT purported.