Gold miners dying for a better solution

It might be a relatively small slice of the mining industry, accounting for less than 20% of global gold production, but artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations are the biggest source of mercury pollution in the world. The sector punches well above its weight producing almost 40% or nearly 830 tonnes of the 2,200…
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Clean Mining strikes gold in industry awards

Clean Mining’s innovative gold processing technology has won international recognition, taking the top award in the mineral processing category in this year’s Mining Magazine Awards. The industry-choice awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the global mining industry, acknowledging those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to advancing the industry during the preceding 12 months. Clean Mining’s…
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Mercury havoc in the Amazon

Mercury pollution wreaks havoc in the Amazon

An increasing number of illegal, small-scale gold miners have been blamed by scientists for intensifying mercury pollution in Madre de Dios, a region in Peru’s southeastern Amazon Basin. Researchers from Duke University, in North Carolina, say the upsurge in small-scale gold mining over the past 20 years has caused extensive environmental damage. Large tracts of…
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