El único Panamá - Week 33

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Cobre Panama is the largest new copper mine in the world it is also the first copper mine to be developed in Panama.

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Mining in Panama began in colonial times. Gold, silver, zinc, lead, manganese, iron and copper are some of the minerals that have been found in Panama. The country has two of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.

Mining has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the Panamanian economy, and it is expected to expand even quicker after the government disclosed last week it has identified mineral reserves estimated at USD 200 billion, at current prices, according to Businesspanama.com

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