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US Geologists Find $1trillion of Mineral Reserves in Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: mining, gold, iorn, interesting )

- 3324 days ago -
The country generated GDP per head of just $800 in 2009, but the new-found mineral wealth could propel the country into one of the world's most lucrative mining areas, a report in The New York Times claims.
Critically Endangered Living Fossil Frog Threatened By Mining in New Zealand
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- 3341 days ago -
The world's most ancient frogs may soon be mined to extinction, if the New Zealand government's plans to open up a conservation area for mining go ahead.
Montana Tribal Members Push to Save Sacred Chief Cliff
Offbeat  (tags: mining, may destroy, sacred Chief Cliff )

- 3412 days ago -
As you drive north on Highway 93 into Elmo, there's a landmark you can't miss. It's the historic Chief Cliff; a rock formation sacred to the Kootenai Tribe. The top of the rock formation is owned by the tribe, but the face of the cliff and the land
Nevada Tribes Win Halt to Barrick Gold Mine Expansion
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- 3516 days ago -
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered that a preliminary injunction be granted to tribal plaintiffs that halts the expansion of the Cortez gold mine in Nevada owned by Barrick Gold Corporation, a Canadian company based in
Dirty Gold's Impacts
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, dirty gold, mining, habitat destruction, environment )

- 3802 days ago -
Most consumers don't know where the gold in their products comes from, or how it is mined. Gold mining is a dirty industry: it can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments.

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