Gold Mining: Health and Environmental Risk Prevention


Gold miners have reported health problems in Australia, North America, South America, and Africa. Miners who amalgamated and extracted gold with elemental mercury were significantly polluted with mercury.  Mercury concentrations in the air, fish food, hair, urine, blood, and other tissues of people exposed to mercury at work surpassed all limits recommended by several national […]

How to Make Gold Mining a Long-Term Competitive Field


New strategies are being formed for the gold mining industry. The field is going through a transformation as growth has been hampered by rising costs, falling ore grades, increased stakeholder intervention, and manpower scarcity.  These changing variables are causing miners to refocus their efforts on sustaining low-cost production strategies in order to stay profitable. Sustainability […]

A Brief Overview of the Valentine Gold Project in Newfoundland

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On Thursday, Industry Minister Andrew Parsons made headlines. The provincial government approved a proposed gold mine in central Newfoundland that might be the largest in Atlantic Canada and is “essential” to the province’s economy. This is the Valentine gold project approved by the provincial government. The mine would be located south of Buchans, near Beothuk […]