A new map shows nearly 65,000 inactive mines--but many more are out there, posing environmental hazards.
One spectacular toxic mine waste leak in Colorado is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Continue reading →
Nations are trying to stake claims to mineral and energy wealth at the top of the world. Continue reading →
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 →
If you're prospecting for diamonds in Liberia, keep an eye out for the Pamaya. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Here are six ways humans are permanently changing the deep Earth, from mining to underground nuclear testing.
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