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China Executes 'Mafia' Mining Billionaire Tycoon
Offbeat  (tags: billionaire, china, mining, murder, crime, mafia, Executed )

Angie
- 1465 days ago - msn.com
China executed a mining billionaire tycoon and a handful of his accomplices this week for multiple murders. Liu Han, his younger brother Liu Wei, and three accomplices were condemned to death in May for "organizing and leading a mafia-style group," murder
Awesome Underground Town In Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Coober Pedy, underground, troglodyte, town, opal, mining )

Evelyn
- 1762 days ago - funzug.com
If you were to walk into this mining town of 3,000 people, you wouldn't see a bustling little town. You'd actually only see half of its population. That's because half the people who live in Coober Pedy live underground.
US Geologists Find $1trillion of Mineral Reserves in Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: mining, gold, iorn, interesting )

Lone
- 3168 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
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
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, frogs, mining )

Cher
- 3185 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
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 )

Lone
- 3255 days ago - keci.com
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
Offbeat  (tags: mining, halted, circuit court, culture, interesting )

Lone
- 3359 days ago - ens-newswire.com
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 )

Beatrice
- 3646 days ago - nodirtygold.org
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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