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Cerrejon, Albania

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Cerrejón is a field or coal mine, located in the basin of the Ranchería River, southeast of La Guajira Department in Colombia, east of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and west of the Perijá Mountains, in line with the border with Venezuela. It is an open-pit mine, and is one of the largest mines of that type. The coal mine was divided into three main corresponding areas Cerrejón North Zone, Cerrejón Central Zone and Cerrejón South Zone. The mine extends over 69000ha.HistoryThe 19th centuryThere is controversy about the discoverer of Cerrejon mine, and some names are shuffled, the American civil engineer John May, hired by the national government, which conducted the examination in 1864, the writer Jorge Isaacs and Mr. Juan Gomez Osío, native of La Guajira. In the 19th century small scale mining began.Cerrejón North ZoneAs a major part of the history of the Cerrejón mine, it should be mentioned the "defunct" company Intercor, which was the company that became reality, which in its time was called "The Cerrejón Zona Norte Coal Project".In December 1976, a partnership contract was signed between Carbocol S. A., a state-owned firm, and Intercor, at the time Exxon, today ExxonMobil subsidiary, to develop the north zone of Cerrejón. This contract considered three stages: exploration, construction, and production . In January 1999, the Colombian government extended the concession for a further 25 years, to 2034. In November 2000, the Colombian government sold its Carbocol S. A. shares in the partnership contract Cerrejón North Zone to a consortium comprising subsidiaries of BHP Billiton, Anglo American, and Glencore International AG. Subsequently, Glencore sold its shares to Xstrata. In February 2002, this consortium acquired the remaining 50% of shares from Intercor, thereby becoming sole concessioners of the Cerrejón North Zone. In November 2002, the union of the purchased to Intercor and Carbones del Cerrejón S. A. was formalized, and the official name of the mine operator to was changed to Carbones del Cerrejón Limited, Cerrejón.
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  • The tour is interesting and understand what is the production of coal, more when we are in a critical situation with the environment meet the liability of this company and all the extraction process, and see after doing you work the open pit, place enters a restoration of its vegetation is good.
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  • Kaurrele was declared a protected area number 59 of the system of national parks, is next to Puerto Bolivar (photo picture). It is a mandatory place to visit during your visit to La Guajira.
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  • Excellent site, the open pit mine mas grande del mundo, a genial, very enriching experience.
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