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Nov 12, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Here are some spots on the planet where humans have really dug in.
Sep 1, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
A new map shows nearly 65,000 inactive mines--but many more are out there, posing environmental hazards.
Aug 27, 2015 03:54 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
One spectacular toxic mine waste leak in Colorado is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Continue reading →
Aug 17, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Nations are trying to stake claims to mineral and energy wealth at the top of the world. Continue reading →
Aug 13, 2015 01:30 PM ET // AFP
Peru leads South America in gold production and ranks fifth globally, but authorities say 20 percent of its exported gold comes from clandestine mines. Continue reading →
Jun 1, 2015 04:39 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
If you're prospecting for diamonds in Liberia, keep an eye out for the Pamaya. Continue reading →
May 12, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Gold is a precious metal associated with power and privilege, two virtues that historically have had absolutely nothing to do with mining or the gold trade.
Dec 10, 2014 12:23 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The buried body of a missing Ecuadoran indigenous leader has been found, shortly before he planned to protest at the UN climate conference in Lima.
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