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Zama zamas try their luck, hit R14bn a year gold bonanza ...

Zama zamas try their luck, hit R14bn a year gold bonanza ...

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SA's illegal mining industry, operated by zama zamas or illegal gold miners, was one of the most lucrative with an output of more than R14 billion a year, according to a recent report.

Why many of Ghana's gold miners are giving up BBC News

Why many of Ghana's gold miners are giving up BBC News

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With the price of gold set to fall further next year, the plight of smallscale gold miners in places such as Ghana in west Africa will get much worse.

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On .

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On .

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· With illegal mining being a rampant problem across South Africa's gold sector — often carried out by wellorganized and wellfunded gangs, who rob gold ore from active shafts at big mines.

Coal Mining in Indonesia Indonesian Coal Industry ...

Coal Mining in Indonesia Indonesian Coal Industry ...

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During the 2000s commodities boom the coal mining industry was very lucrative as coal prices were comfortably high. Hence, many Indonesian companies and wealthy families decided to acquire coal mining concessions on Sumatra or Kalimantan in the late 2000s. Coal became known as the "new gold".

The social price of gold: child prostitution – Channel 4 News

The social price of gold: child prostitution – Channel 4 News

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Since the price of gold nearly doubled five years ago, thousands of illegal miners have flocked to a remote corner of the Peruvian jungle to take advantage of a once untouched 'El Dorado'.In a ...

Increased Number of Illegal Miners Attributed to High Gold ...

Increased Number of Illegal Miners Attributed to High Gold ...

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· Illegal mining in South Africa has been taking place for a number of years, but is intensify ing with the higher gold price. In 2007, 23 illegal miners were killed in an underground fire in a disused shaft of the St Helena Mine, also in the Free State. In the past two weeks, 294 illegal miners have been brought to surface at the Harmony shaft. These people were charged and will be criminally ...

In Borneo, dwindling forests face further fragmentation as ...

In Borneo, dwindling forests face further fragmentation as ...

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These include an upgrade of 3,316 kilometers (2,060 miles) of the TransKalimantan Highway in southern Kalimantan; 1,920 kilometers (1,190 miles) of new roads in northern Kalimantan, skirting the ...

Guest Post: Chinese Illegal Gold Miners in Ghana

Guest Post: Chinese Illegal Gold Miners in Ghana

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On May 14th, Ghana's Ministerial Task force led by the President Mahama launched a crackdown on illegal gold mining. It targets any foreigners who operate in smallscale gold mining (or Galamsey as Ghanaians call it). By June 6, 169 Chinese miners were detained and sent to Accra. 124 of them were detained at Ghana Immigration Services and another 45 Chinese miners detained at the prison of ...

Video: The price of gold: Illegal gold mining in the ...

Video: The price of gold: Illegal gold mining in the ...

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With the price of gold at an alltime high, veteran war photographer Ron Haviv documents the environmental destruction illegal gold mining has caused in the Peruvian Amazon.

Guest Post: Chinese Illegal Gold Miners in Ghana

Guest Post: Chinese Illegal Gold Miners in Ghana

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Why have 12,000 Chinese miners come from Guangxi province? Alluvial gold mining has a long history in Ghana. The first wave of Chinese miners came for Ghana's gold during 1990s when there were very few Chinese in the country. Large numbers of Chinese gold miners arrived around 2010 when gold prices .

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On .

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On .

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· With illegal mining being a rampant problem across South Africa's gold sector — often carried out by wellorganized and wellfunded gangs, who rob gold ore from active shafts at big mines.

Gold mining explodes in Suriname, puts forests and people ...

Gold mining explodes in Suriname, puts forests and people ...

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Gold mine in Suriname. Photo courtesy of the Amazon Conservation Team. This is the first in a twopart series on gold mining in Suriname. Read the second part here.. Record high gold prices over ...

Why many of Ghana's gold miners are giving up BBC News

Why many of Ghana's gold miners are giving up BBC News

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With the price of gold set to fall further next year, the plight of smallscale gold miners in places such as Ghana in west Africa will get much worse.

The reallife story amp; BreX gold scandal that inspired ...

The reallife story amp; BreX gold scandal that inspired ...

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BreX's share price slumped on the Toronto Stock Exchange to close at after a report in a Jakarta newspaper said Freeport McMoRan Copper Gold Inc. has doubts the Busang find holds ...

Increased Number of Illegal Miners Attributed to High Gold ...

Increased Number of Illegal Miners Attributed to High Gold ...

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· Illegal mining in South Africa has been taking place for a number of years, but is intensify ing with the higher gold price. In 2007, 23 illegal miners were killed in an underground fire in a disused shaft of the St Helena Mine, also in the Free State. In the past two weeks, 294 illegal miners have been brought to surface at the Harmony shaft.

Gold Mining in Indonesia Indonesian Gold | Indonesia ...

Gold Mining in Indonesia Indonesian Gold | Indonesia ...

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As production costs began to exceed profits from sales, a decrease in global gold production emerged in the period 2001 to 2008, which subsequently resulted in higher demand and an increasing gold price. For mining industries this was an incentive to start boosting gold production again after 2008. An important factor is that gold is regarded as a safe haven against falling currencies and ...