May 17, 2020

What you need to know about Red Eagle Mining's San Ramon gold mine

colombian mining
gold mining
red eagle mine
Dale Benton
3 min
What you need to know about Red Eagle Mining's San Ramon gold mine
Construction on Red Eagle Minings San Ramon Gold Mine has been completed in q3 2016, the company has announced.

Following a 14-month construction perio...

Construction on Red Eagle Mining’s San Ramon Gold Mine has been completed in q3 2016, the company has announced.

Following a 14-month construction period, the first gold was officially poured at the gold mine in November 2016.

The San Ramon Gold Mine

The San Ramon Gold Mine is part of the company’s large Santa Rosa Gold Project, located in Colombia. Gold mining in the area actually pre-dates the 17th century when it was estimated that around 30 million tonnes of gold were mined.

The San Ramon Gold Mine, a single shear zone within the Santa Rosa Gold Project has a production of around 1000 tonnes per day.

Red Eagle estimates a 2017 production of 70,000 oz.

The construction of the San Ramon Gold Mine and Mill remained within budget and on schedule within the 14-month construction period to first gold in November 2016.

The mine will employ around 160 employees.

Where Eagles Dare: Red Eagle Mining

Red Eagle Mining is a gold producer with an experienced mine operations and development team.  Management is focused on building shareholder value through acquiring and developing gold projects with low costs and low technical risks in Colombia, a jurisdiction with prolific historic production but until recently limited modern exploration.  Red Eagle Mining owns 100% of the Santa Rosa Gold Project, where the San Ramon Gold Mine has commenced production.  Red Eagle Mining also controls CB Gold which owns 100% of the Vetas Gold and Santa Ana Silver Projects and is actively consolidating additional high grade precious metal deposits in Colombia.

Powered by partners

The Santa Rosa Gold Project, and the San Ramon Gold Mine, has been made possible through key partnerships:

Stracon GyM, part of the Graña y Montero Group, provides open cut & underground contract mining, construction and mass earthworks services. Stracon GyM is Red Eagle Mining’s mining services contractor. The underground mining operations are led by a collaborative committee composed of Stracon GyM and Red Eagle Mining senior management. Stracon GyM is also a 15% shareholder of Red Eagle Mining’s equity insuring all parties’ interests are aligned.

Lycopodium is an engineering and project management consultancy which provides a complete range of services for the evaluation, development, implementation and optimization of projects. Lycopodium led process and plant design, feasibility study, detailed engineering, plant construction and EPCM for the San Ramon Gold Mine.

Mine Development Associates (MDA) delivers high quality Geologic and Engineering consulting services to the mining industry for exploration, development and operating projects. MDA has been responsible for Mine Design and Resource & Reserve Estimation for the San Ramon Gold Mine.

Golder Associates Geotechnical, Tailings management and hydrology studies.


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Jun 2, 2021

Ericsson Private 5G to transform secure on-site connectivity

Smart Mining
3 min
Ericsson Private 5G is a next-gen private cellular 4G & 5G network tailored to drive Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of industries like mining

Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G. It offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting manufacturing, mining and process industries, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.



Ericsson Private 5G optimizes and simplifies business operations with cloud-based network management, keeps sensitive data on-premise, has zero downtime upgrades and guarantees high performance through Service-Level Agreements (SLAs).

It is easily installed within hours at any facility and can be scaled to support larger coverage areas, more devices and higher capacity when needed. The product is designed to be flexible and will support a range of deployment sizes, depending on requirements, to suit varied needs. Businesses can manage their networks and integrate with IT/OT systems via an open API.


Ericsson Private 5G builds upon Ericsson’s 4G/5G radio and dual mode core technology, enabling a wide variety of use cases for both indoor and outdoor environments while integrating well with business operations, devices and applications. As a result, companies can improve productivity, give their customers more value and provide better working environments for employees.

Innovative use cases include tracking assets and real-time automation to improve productivity in warehouses, and a digital twin that can help to optimize manufacturing operations. Efficient quality inspections can also be performed via augmented reality or smart surveillance drones to increase worker safety, particularly in potentially hazardous environments such as ports and mines.


Ericsson already has a significant track record of operational 4G and 5G private network deployments with customers worldwide. Ericsson Private 5G builds on the success of that solution portfolio and deployment insights, as well as insights from projects such as 5G-Industry Campus Europe.

Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, at Swedish mining company Boliden, commented: “Automation, and safety through automation in our mining operations is an absolute must for us. Ericsson Private 5G is exactly what Boliden needs to bring high quality, fast and secure connectivity into potentially hazardous environments allowing us to mobilize efficiency and safety improving use cases.

Niels König, Coordinator 5G-Industry Campus Europe, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT added: “Private 5G networks are highly attractive for producing companies because of the uncompromised performance that 5G can bring, allowing them to tackle the challenges of production. Efficiently deploying and using network solutions in enterprises requires simplicity in installation, flexibility in connecting to existing production IT and lean operations while at the same time being able to scale the network to meet future challenges. Ericsson Private 5G delivers exactly these capabilities.”


Enterprise Networks

Leo Gergs, Senior Analyst, ABI Research, noted: “With this new offering, Ericsson will be able to address key trends in the enterprise cellular market.  The value proposition will appeal to operators and service providers as the solution hides technology complexity and therefore reduces the barrier of entry to deployment for many different flavors of enterprise networks.”

Thomas Noren, Head of Dedicated Networks, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson, revealed: “With Ericsson Private 5G, we take the best of Ericsson’s current portfolio and top it up with the best of our new technology. We do this to give businesses what they need to improve productivity, enable new offerings and give employees a better working environment. With Ericsson Private 5G, we also give operators a better way to serve business customers and leverage their assets - in short, to grow beyond mobile broadband.”

Ericsson recently joined a three-year initiative to develop autonomous, carbon-neutral mining processes supported by 5G connectivity. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the $16mn Next-Generation Carbon-Neutral Pilots for Smart Intelligent Mining Systems (NEXGEN SIMS) project is being coordinated by Swedish mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer, Epiroc, in cooperation with a range of industry-diverse partners, including: Ericsson, K+S, Boliden, Agnico Eagle Finland, KGHM Polska and Luleå University of Technology.

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