Dozens of people have been buried by a landslide at an unlicensed goldmine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, the national disaster agency has said, as emergency personnel used their bare hand
At least 1,000 tonnes of mercury is released into the atmosphere and millions of men, women and children worldwide are exposed to its toxic emissions due to gold production every year.
Commercial production set to begin in 2020; expected to yield 750 kg per yr year.
At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.
The Chadian government said Thursday it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.
"Gold diggers" from the rural village of KwaMachi in Harding, in the far south of KwaZulu-Natal, are spending nights and days at a local site where "gold" has been discovered.
Nothing is sacred in the path of gold miners in northwestern Honduras – not even the dead.
Six bodies of the gold miners who were buried alive in Migori County have been retrieved, ending any glimmers of hope the distraught family members had of their kin being found alive.
About 7,000 people, mostly women and children, are adversely affected due to lead poison associated with mining activities in gold bearing zone of Nigeria.
South African gold producers have reached a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease, in the country's largest-ever class action suit.
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