July 2020 - Clean Earth Technologies

Mining opportunities abound in Kazakhstan

Mining accounts for roughly 13 to 14 percent of Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product and more than 20% of the country’s exports. 1  Gold mining, in particular, has seen impressive growth over the past few years as foreign mining companies made huge investments into the country’s top mines. Explored since the Soviet times, the largest of…

Gold rush as investors dig deep to survive crisis

With rising COVID-19 infections and geopolitical tensions around the world, uncertainty has continued to cloud investor sentiment. Many investors are scrambling to safety, driving a meteoric rise in the value of gold, a traditional safe haven, to levels not seen since 2012. Sophisticated fund managers have even begun funneling money into gold exchange-traded funds, which…

Preventing the Tunapocalypse

The artisanal and small-scale gold mining industry (ASGM) is the largest source of man-made mercury contamination globally, and, according to a paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, it is responsible for 37% of anthropogenic mercury emissions. 1 ASGM outfits in Asia, Africa, and South America commonly use the mercury…

Rising Gold Prices Reinvigorate the Allure of Gold Mining

Uncertainty is pervading economic sentiment. Analysts are worried about geopolitical tensions and a second wave of COVID-19 infections that could potentially send the global economy spiralling into an even deeper slump. Meanwhile, investors are turning to gold as a safe haven asset, leading to gold prices rising to their highest in almost eight years. Gold…