Accra - Rescuers on Thursday called off a search for miners who were trapped underground after an illegal goldmine collapsed in western Ghana, declaring 17 dead, a local lawmaker told AFP.

Wadi Halfa — On Tuesday morning, villagers took to the streets in Himeid in Northern State's Wadi Halfa locality in protest against a gold extraction plant in the area.

The country's $1 billion gold production sector is under threat from the Minamata Convention that seeks to ban the use of mercury, a major chemical used by artisanal miners to trap the mineral from

Fair Trade Jewellery has announced the first export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada.

Holding a plastic bottle of toxic mercury with his bare hands on an illegal gold mining barge in the Amazon basin, the 22-year-old miner says he is well aware of the dangers of the job.

Pretoria – Geologist Tshiamo Legoale has made history by being the first South African to be crowned the FameLab International Champion for a project which researched a method of using wheat to har

Kenya is one of the eight countries that will get financial and technical support to eradicate mercury during gold mining and processing.

Zaka — The anti-riot police was on Sunday deployed to Panganai Business Centre in Zaka district under Chief Nhema to disperse thousands of illegal gold miners who invaded the area last week.

The Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to launch an immediate investigation into alleged reports that some military men are protecting illegal gold mining conc

Zimbabwe may confiscate unused mining licenses from companies and liberalize gold trading as ways to boost output.

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