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Mining concessions requested by mining speculators: like María Teresa Cañas Pinochet or Juan José Quijano Fernández. Beaches that have iron and gold concentrations and other ores that can be exploited. Similarly highlights the presence of the Australian mining company South American Iron & Steel, whose Chilean subsidiaries are Inversiones Arenas Claras Ltda., Inversiones Aconcagua Ltda. And Inversiones Arenas Maullín Ltda. Those seeking to start mining projects in the area Dunas de Putú (Maule region), Chañaral (Atacama region), Maullín and Guapilacuy, Ancud (Chiloé).
Mining concessions for resource Peat (Turba), located inside the big island of Chiloe. This is particularly serious because peat are the most important water reservoirs of Chiloé. They constitute unique ecosystems formed by a continuous surface matrix Sphagnum mosses (pompom) on a deep layer of organic matter or turba. Industrial exploitation of turba peat mining concession is one of the main factors that have Chiloé under deep water crisis.
Wind energy companies have applied for huge tracts of mining concessions in order not to have problems when installing transmission lines on land any strategy already used by hydroelectric companies as Hidroaysén and other energy investments throughout the country.
Now in Chiloé are several consessions. One of them is take by Global Gold Corporation (http://www.globalgoldcorp.com/news/2007/Closes-Chilean-Acquisition-Valdivia-Commence-Production), and to clarify with an example, as they say at their web: “The Chiloe Gold-Platinum Project is at an early stage of exploration. There are numerous mineral showings distributed over 16 separate beaches. The Property consists of 24 groups of mineral claims, covering a total area of approximately 5,900 ha on the island of Chiloe. A number of studies have been carried out to estimate the volume and grade of mineralization at Chiloe in the past. The total volume of the mineralized sands is also reported to be in the order of 200 million cubic metres with an average gold grade ranging from 0.4 g Au/m3 to 15 g Au/m3, and an average platinum grade ranging from 0.2 g Pt/m3 to 4 g Pt/m3. The grades for iridium and osmium are reported to be in the order of 6% and the amount of magnetite in the sands is reported to be in excess of 200 kg/tonne. Key agreement terms for the Estrella del Sur and Chiloe projects required Global Gold to pay approximately $160,000 to cover government and license fees in exchange for an exclusive option until January 30, 2008 to review, explore, and form joint ventures on the properties. On or before January 31, 2008, at Global Gold's sole option, either or both of the properties shall be transferred to a new joint venture company (or two separate companies on the same terms). For both properties and in consideration for forming the joint venture, Global Gold shall pay 1,500,000 euros (or the Chilean peso equivalent) on the following schedule: 1. January 31, 2008, 250,000 euros; 2. July 31, 2008, 250,000 euros; 3. January 30 2009, 500,000 euros; and 4. July 31 2009, 500,000 euros”.