DAR ES SALAAM - The collapse of an illegal gold mine has killed 19 people in northwest Tanzania, a senior police official said on Friday.

Maputo — Delegations from the Mozambican and Zimbabwean authorities met this week in the central city of Chimoio to discuss the pollution of international rivers caused by illegal artisanal gold mi

Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) , according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners.

(Reuters) - The Philippines is tightening oversight of the roughly 300,000 small-scale miners in the country as it looks to curb illegal mining and gold smuggling, as well as to protect the environ

Khartoum — The Sudanese Ministry of Minerals announced a temporarily halt to issuing licenses to gold mining companies in the northern Sudanese Rive Nile state on Tuesday.

Gold miners in the country have expressed concern on the improper disposal of mercury within the industry.

Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest.

A traffic sign is seen near Barrick Gold Corp.'s Veladero gold mine, on the Argentine side of the border district between Chile's Huasco province and Argentina's San Juan province, a few kilometers

River Nile — Hundreds of people took to the streets in El Bowga, River Nile state, on Tuesday, in protest against the use of toxic substances by gold mining companies in the area.

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil — This Sept 15, 2009 file photo shows damage done to the Amazon rainforest in a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil’s northern state of Para. (PHOTO: AP)