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Congo tries to halt illegal gold mining

One recent afternoon there was a car chase through the streets of Goma. Four foreigners raced over the city’s potholed roads, pursued by local security, heading for the airport where a twin-engine Gulfstream jet waited.

Angostura mine: Colombia tries to cash in on gold

Plans for an open-pit gold mine in the upper reaches of the Andes Mountains have sparked visions of El Dorado — and fears of environmental havoc.
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