Located in a Tropical Forest
The mining organization Iquira is located in the south-west of Colombia in the Department of Huila. In the middle of Colombia‘s coffee growing areas it is operated as a classic underground mine.
Coffee Farmers and Gold Miners
Iquira's full name already reveals a special feature. „Multiactiva“ means that the employees pursue several activities. They alternate as needed between working in artisanal mining and working on the coffee plantation.
Tradition vs. New Income Possibilites
While working on the coffee plantations has been a source of livelihood for many generations, gold mining is still a fairly recent endeavor, having only become relevant in the 2000s with increasing demand.
~ 143 Employees
Operates as Coffee Farm & Gold Mine
Pioneers in Ethical Mining
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