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The History of Gold and Gold Mining

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Humanity’s penchant for gold has prevailed since nearly 7,000 years ago. What is thought to be the world’s oldest gold artifact — a tiny gold bead 4mm in diameter — was…
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Gold Mining’s Insidious Poison

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The gold mining industry is the world’s largest mercury pollutant, accounting for over 37% of global mercury pollution. Mercury-gold amalgamation is often used as an inexpensive and easy method to…
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Clean Mining steps in as cyanide bans come into play

The Deadly Story of Cyanide

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Cyanides were first used as chemical weapons in World War I and are highly toxic to humans. Cyanides exist in various forms — liquid or gaseous hydrogen cyanide and alkali…
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The costs of gold mining

Will the Supply of Gold Run Out

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In August 2020, the price of gold pushed past the US$2,000 an ounce mark. As an investment product, it is in hot demand. As production steps up, the question that…
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ethical gold rush

Is Responsible Gold Mining Possible?

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According to the World Gold Council, gold mining is conducted with respect to the environment and the human rights and well being of our employees, contractors and members of the…
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FIFO Gold Mining in the COVID-19 Era

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Gold mining has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has led to fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers having mercurial working patterns and schedules. FIFO has long been a key…
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Gold for Development

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Well-managed, transparent, and accountable resource extraction can be a major contributor to economic growth due to the creation of employment and business opportunities for local people. The mining industry has…
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