The “Cambodian Association for Mining and Exploration Companies” is a collective of professional mining industry companies and associated service companies. The Association was established in 2009 to bring together the common interests of the mining and exploration industry and provide a forum that can represent the mining and exploration industries to government.
CAMEC provides a contact point for the mining and exploration companies with service provider companies. This enables face-to-face contact with the various industry representatives and is an ideal forum in which to develop business relationships.
Regular events are held, which often include a guest speaker, covering various facets such as technical, corporate or service provider companies. Topics will always relate to the mining and exploration industry in Cambodia.
Mining Investment Asia is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 800 attendees from 35 countries. Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers travel from all over Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa for four days of partnering, networking and business matching. Join us at an invaluable platform to seek new partnerships, new business and new opportunities.
In 2006, Cambodia’s mineral resources remained, to a large extent, unexplored. Between 2003 and 2006, however, foreign investors from Australia, China, South Korea, Thailand, and the United States began to express their interest in Cambodia’s potential for offshore oil and gas as well as such land-based metallic minerals as bauxite, copper, gold, and iron ore, and such industrial minerals as gemstones and limestone.
The identified mineral resources in Cambodia were bauxite, carbonate rocks, natural gas, gemstones, gold, manganese, petroleum, phosphate rock, salt, silica, and zircon. With the exception of carbonate rocks and gemstones, the country’s mineral resources were largely unexploited. To attract domestic and foreign mining companies to invest in the mining sector, the Law of Minerals Management and Mining of Cambodia was promulgated by the government on July 13, 2001.
How do you know where to dig for gold? I just figure it has to be somewhere so I dig everywhere.
Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.