Here are some spots on the planet where humans have really dug in.
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.
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