Collective Mining (TSXV:CNL) and the University of Caldas have entered into a strategic alliance to carry out collaborations in various projects of academic and research interest that will help increase scientific knowledge in different areas in the Caldas region.
The rector of the University of Caldas, Alejandro Ceballos Méarquez commented, “We are committed to contribute to the scientific knowledge of the country while working hard to offer our students and professors different opportunities to increase access to technology, innovation and academic excellence. We are convinced that this agreement will help us to continue working in that direction and strengthen alliances with important actors present in our Department.”
The University of Caldas is considered the most prestigious public university in the region and has more than 15,500 students.
One of the most representative objectives of the agreement is to strengthen research, technical assistance, promote continuing education and exchange academic programs in geology, biology and social work. With this, students and professors will be enriched in a positive way at an educational and scientific level. Among the most interesting plans outlined in the agreement between Collective Mining and the University of Caldas is to develop geological knowledge of the Middle Cauca Belt in Colombia, the location of Collective Mining’s two projects, San Antonio and Guayabales.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with such an important and prestigious academic institution,” stated Omar Ossma, CEO and President of Collective. “Developing an alliance with the University of Caldas has been a goal of Collective Mining given the vast majority of the Company’s employees are from the Department of Caldas and more than 90 percent of our staff working within our geology department are graduates of the Faculty of Geology at the University of Caldas. We are certain that this alliance will benefit all parties involved”.
Elvira Cristina Ruiz Jimenez, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences said “I believe that this alliance will bring many academic possibilities to students of our faculty and to other programs with a social component in our institution. We are convinced that together we will be able to generate new scientific knowledge for the country and have new fields for the development of academic practices and undergraduate and postgraduate research”.
Collective Mining is a company formed by the Continental Gold team, responsible for the discovery, licensing and construction of the largest gold mine in Colombia. The company is focused on the discovery and development of prospective mining projects in South America. The company is currently advancing rapidly in the exploration of large-scale porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposits in the Caldas department of Colombia. Collective Mining is drilling at the Guayabales project, strategically located near Marmato, a world-class deposit.