Mining the Himalaya

will biodiversity hotspots such as the Himalaya become hunting grounds of the notorious mining industry? This concern has been raised by experts in the wake of research advocating that the probability of finding large quantities of sulphide ores of metallic elements, such as zinc and gold, is higher in the mountain layers than the seafloors. Over-exploitation has led to a significant depletion of the underground ore stock. Therefore, miners are seeking new sources