Raptor Mining Begins Construction on First Mercury Recovery Plant in Honduras
Using technology to create opportunities, strengthen communities and put an end to poisoning the environment.
On May 2, 2017 Raptor Mining broke ground in El Corpus, Honduras to construct a 27-acre facility which will be the first mercury recovery plant in Honduras. This pilot project, spearheaded by Ernie Valle, is the first of its kind but is invaluable to the future of Honduran people and their environment. Once constructed, the new Raptor Mining plant will receive all the land material that has been contaminated for many years, and we will recycle it, extract the mercury and harvest the minerals.
Currently used artisanal mining practices create vast amounts of waste which destroys the environment and is detrimental to the health of the local communities. That’s why our team is working around the clock to bring this vision to life by January 2018, and provide the people of Honduras with a future full of opportunities in a much cleaner and safer environment.
With the success of this plant, Raptor Mining can continue to expand to different areas of need, and provide the resources to improve schools and medical facilities, while strengthening the community as a whole.