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The Persistent Demand for Gold

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In times of uncertainty like the Covid-19 pandemic, gold is considered a ‘safe haven’ in the financial world. Gold’s physical properties make it a reliable store of value and as…
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No Silver Lining For Gold Mining

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Mercury, also known as quicksilver, has long been used to extract gold from ore. But the legacy of its use is decimated vegetation, dead wildlife and widespread pollution. Environmentalists claim…
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Can Gold Be Green?

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There is a growing move towards more sustainable investment. Investments where factors beyond profit are given precedence – like impact on the environment and society. Can gold mining be a…
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Illegal Mining in Costa Rica

Gold’s Dark Underbelly

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Some of the world’s richest gold reserves lie in some of the world’s poorest countries. So while responsible mining companies carry out legitimate operations, under the watchful eye of governments…
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Dry Waste Circumvents Failing Tailings Risk

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Tailings dams rank among the largest engineered structures on earth and many have failed, with catastrophic results, spewing toxic materials into their surrounds. New global safety and reporting standards were…
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Is Gold Losing Its Lustre?

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Demand for gold shows no sign of waning but mining companies are facing greater opposition from local communities concerned about the environmental impact of the industry’s toxic processes. Under the…
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The World Has An E-Waste Problem

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Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has become a part of everyday life. However, the way in which we produce, consume, and dispose of e-waste is unsustainable. Because of the slow…
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Gold Mining and the Green New Deal

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Due to the evolution of the mining industry and tightening government regulations, gold mining companies may need to re-evaluate their business practices. A series of movements, policy proposals, and approved…
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Mining Assets and Climate Risk

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Climate-associated risks will make mining assets more vulnerable. The demand for water may exceed available supply, and natural disasters, along with the necessity to avoid emissions-intensive projects, will increasingly require…
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95% Gold Recovery achieved

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Through testing, gravity separation, and leaching using the Clean Mining / CSIRO non-toxic process, Radio Gold Mine in Southern Cross Australia has achieved 95% gold extraction with the bulk of…
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Mapping mining to the SDGs

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encapsulate the global action plan for social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and economic development. An unprecedented mobilisation of human,…
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