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A day for the zama zamas Illegal gold mining in South

Sep 20 2017 0183 32 Just this past May the bodies of 25 illegal miners were found after a gas explosion in a mine near the town of Welkom The zama zamas use pillars put in place by previous miners to try and...

The cost of South Africa s gold rush

Aug 16 2018 0183 32 Johannesburg in South Africa has one of the world s largest gold deposits After decades of mining large swathes of the population are thought to be expose...

Blood Gold in the Brazilian Rain Forest The New Yorker

Nov 11 2019 0183 32 Gold mining is illegal there but the prospectors were accompanied by a Kayapo man so Belém assumed that some arrangement had been made About nine thousand Kayapo lived in...

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

By Claire Press BBC World Service French Guiana Published 10 May 2019 the price of gold has continued to soar and rampant illegal gold mining has destroyed swathes of jungle from Ecuador...

Gold mining in Ghana Going underground with a

Apr 19 2020 0183 32 Gold mining in Ghana Going underground with a child miner Alongside the vast gold fields of Ghana are thousands of illegal mines or galamsey where unskilled miners dream of...

Niger s illegal mining gold rush

Jun 26 2011 0183 32 The abandoned Komabangou mine in Niger is the sight of a growing illegal gold rush but as the BBC s Bilkisu Labaran reports the work is always dangerous and - more often than not -...

Surge in illegal gold mining destroys vast

Aug 08 2014 0183 32 A surge in illegal gold mining has destroyed vast areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil Authorities say five thousand miners are operating in an indigenous reserve the size of Belgium polluting...

South Africa s illegal gold rush

Oct 09 2013 0183 32 Why illegal gold miners in South Africa risk their lives underground in disused mine shafts in Johannesburg searching for gold dust...

The Philippines Dangerous and Illegal Compressor Mining

Nov 16 2012 0183 32 In modern times successful mining involves cheating the sea with low-tech techniques borrowed from local fishermen They call the practice compressor mining It s the most deadly gold extraction method on earth and is unique to this part of the Philippin Compressor mining is considered illegal under Philippine law but the law is largely...

BBC Radio 4

Nov 22 2009 0183 32 Illegal Gold Mining File on 4 With record gold prices stimulating demand Jenny Cuffe reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo on the scale of illegal mining...

The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining galamsey towards

Mines GCM report illegal mining activities galamsey have been increasing with an estimated number between 300 000 and 500 000 artisan miners comprising one of the largest groups of illegal miners on the continent The Small-Scale Gold Mining Law PNDC L...

Indonesia Six killed and one missing after illegal gold

Indonesia Six killed and one missing after illegal gold mine collaps Some 22 people became trapped in the rubble when the mine collapsed late on Wednesday due to unstable soil...

Where to find Gold in Pennsylvania Prospecting and Panning

Pennsylvania is not well known for gold mining but there are small quantities of placer gold that can be found by panning and sluicing Gold nuggets are not likely to be found but fine dust and flakes can be found by prospectors...

Video Of Illegal Gold Mining In Kano Emerges

BarnabasIsima shared photos of illegal mining in Kano state He wrote So they are mining gold in Rimi sumaila local government area in kano state pocketing the proceeds quietly They don t pay into the Federation account for us all to share Yet proceeds from oil in the Niger Delta is share by all including kano state Parasitism is a curse...

When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America And Why It Could

When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America And Why It Could Be Again 06/27/2016 08 41 pm ET Updated Dec 06 2017 In 1933 Franklin D Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression which had driven the national unemployment rate up to 25 and gutted the economy...

Arrests over illegal gold mining in Ghana

Jun 25 2013 0183 32 A crackdown on illegal gold mining involving foreign workers in Ghana has seen more than 200 Chinese and other West Africans arrested at several mine locations across the country...

Reducing illegal gold mining in the tropical forests of

Apr 07 2020 0183 32 One such threat is illegal and informal gold mining where small and medium scale operations are one of the most destructive activities affecting tropical forests Source MAAP/ACCA In Peru alluvial gold mining caused primary forest loss of more than 100 000 hectares in the last 30 years Espejo et al 2018...

Turkey warned over Venezuela gold trade

The Venezuelan government is accused by opponents of extracting gold in an illegal and environmentally damaging way contaminating pits and running organised crime networks to...

DR Congo Illegal mine suffers deadly collapse in

Oct 03 2019 0183 32 At least 21 people have been killed in a collapse at an illegal gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo officials say A source has confirmed seven more deaths to the BBC after the 14...

Indonesia mine collapse Dozens buried by

Some say there were more than 100 in the mine some said about 80 We are still in the dark when it comes to the actual number Small-scale gold mining is banned in Indonesia but remains...

Amazon mining WWF

In the vicinity of gold extraction sites it may be found in high concentrations in fish affecting local populations Mercury also ends up in the atmosphere from where it returns to forests For example 90 of fish caught by rural villagers south of gold mining areas of the Tapajós River in Brazil were found to be contaminated with methyl...

Gold overtakes drugs as source of Colombia

Jun 17 2012 0183 32 But the shortfall in Farc revenue has been more than made up with illegal mining of gold As Colombia s conflict enters its 49th year the 9 000-strong rebels are looking to gold...

La Rinconada

Over 60 000 people are working in toxic informal gold mines in the Peruvian city of La Rinconada We braved the extreme elevation and the subzero temperatur...

Peru s gold rush pits illegal miners against government

Jul 11 2012 0183 32 The rate of increase in illegal gold mining has been determined largely by the global gold price That more than anything may dictate the speed with which the...

Gold mining

The exact date that humans first began to mine gold is unknown but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in BulgariaThe graves of the necropolis were built between 4700 and 4200 BC indicating that gold mining could be at least 7000 years old A group of German and Georgian archaeologists claims the Sakdrisi site in southern Georgia dating to the 3rd or...

Digging for Gold Conflict in The Congo Equator BBC

Jan 02 2015 0183 32 Simon visits the Congo to see the conflicts surrounding the gold-digging industry first handThis is a commercial channel from BBC Studios Service Feedbac...

Illegal gold mines destroying Amazon rainforest study

News Illegal gold mines destroying Amazon rainforest study An increase in small-scale gold mining has taken a toll on the Amazon increasing deforestation...

Colombian drug cartels mine illegal gold spread violence

Jan 16 2018 0183 32 In Colombia illegal gold mining is the largest single cause of deforestation sweeping away more than 60 100 acres of forest in 2014 alone according to UN figur...

Chad gold mine collapse leaves about 30 people dead

Sep 26 2019 0183 32 The mine is located in the Tibesti region where the discovery of gold nearly a decade ago led to a surge in illegal mining The illicit industry has...

Marange diamond fields

The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa Mutare District Zimbabwe Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly some have suggested that it could be home to one of the world s richest diamond deposits The hugely prolific fields are regarded by some experts as the world s biggest diamond in carats not by...