Find Mining expertise in Belize

Several metal and mineral deposits have been found in Belize, including gold, bauxite, barytes and cassiterite, but not in commercially viable quantities. There is a small amount of placer gold that is legally mined at the Ceibo Chico Creek mine in western Belize, near the Guatemalan border. Small scale artisanal and illegal placer gold mining occurs along various rivers in the Maya Mountains. The ruggedness of the landscape and poor law enforcement has meant that artisanal mining remains almost entirely undocumented, but it is suspected that many miners cross the border into Belize from Guatemala.

The Mining Unit separated from the Geology and Petroleum Department in 2012, and is now attached to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture. The Mines and Minerals Act (revised in 2000) formalises prospecting, permits, export and surveying rights.

Mining and Minerals organisations in Belize
Belize Minerals Ltd