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)

The Government has allocated £600,000 to help develop Britain's first 'plasma facility' which will recover gold, silver and platinum from electronic waste.

THREE people were confirmed dead and six others are sick from poisoning in an illegal gold mining operation in Henan Province, local authorities said today.

Villagers around a gold mine in three provinces have asked the prime minister to set up a central body to systemically solve their problems, claiming they have been poisoned by toxic substances due

Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn.