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The Alaskan Pebble Mine debate getting too hot to handle

Lying just north of Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark in southwest Alaska is Bristol Bay. It is home to half the world's sockeye salmon. Below the marsh and shrub of the bay lies another kind of wealth, ore, several kinds of ore, including gold.

Mercury contamination to last 10,000 years in SF

San Francisco - Alarming figures suggest that that toxic remnants of the infamous gold rush will seep into San Francisco area waterways for millennia.

Op-Ed: Anti-Chinese 'racism' in Ghana

In a bygone era, the Western powers developed Africa, but today are remembered only as wicked "Imperialists." Now the Chinese are getting the same treatment.

Canada’s Barrick Gold fined $16M for environmental violations

Vallenar - The Superintendent of Environment (SMA) in Chile imposed a fine of US$ 16.4 million to Canadian mining company Barrick Gold for environmental violations at the gold-silver-copper project known as "Pascua Lama" and halted construction of the project.

Canadian mining firm faulted for environmental breaches in Chile

Santiago - The Court of Appeals of Copiapó, Chile, ordered suspension of the operations on the Pascua-Lama mining project in the high Andes due to environmental violations; the Toronto-based mining company Barrick Gold Corporation complied with the order.

Baker City Miner’s Jubilee celebrates 30th Anniversary Special

Baker City - On July 20-22, Baker City held its 30th anniversary of Miner’s Jubilee, a 3-day celebration of the town’s gold mining heritage that goes back to the 1800’s. Since then, panning or mining for gold in Baker County has become a way of life.

Op-Ed: Celebrating Baker County gold mining legacy Special

Baker City - On July 15-17, Baker County, Oregon celebrated its 79th annual Miners Jubilee, which is a celebration of Baker County's gold mining heritage during the late 1800's.

U.S. EPA enters the battle raging over massive Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced February 7, 2011 that it will review the consequences of the proposed massive Pebble Mine project on the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska.

Man loses home to Quebec gold mine expropriation

The solitary man who was holding out from selling his childhood home to Osisko Mining Corporation has lost his battle and his home now.

Unwitting faceoff pits 1 man vs gold mining company

Malartic - Situated in Northern Quebec, Malartic is a small city of only some 4,000 people. The economy of this part of the province, as is the case for Northern Quebec, is resource-based.

Miners: Gold production will continue to decline

After hitting nearly $1,200USD on Thursday morning, gold miners across North America believe gold production will continue to fall as deposits are being exhausted.

Gold mines looted by armed miner-gangs in S.Africa, Ghana

There are growing problems with armed gangs of illegal gold-miners operating inside South Africa's world-famous Goldfields mining regions as well as in Ghana. The gangs remain below for months and blast away inside mineshafts without any regard to safety.

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