Mining http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19434/all en Angostura mine: Colombia tries to cash in on gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/colombia/110202/gold-mining-greystar <p> Plans for an open-pit gold mine in the upper reaches of the Andes Mountains have sparked visions of El Dorado &mdash; and fears of environmental havoc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/colombia/110202/gold-mining-greystar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mining Business Green Colombia Sun, 06 Mar 2011 12:55:00 +0000 John Otis 5613977 at http://www.globalpost.com Congo tries to halt illegal gold mining http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/congo-tries-halt-illegal-gold-mining <p> One recent afternoon there was a car chase through the streets of Goma. Four foreigners raced over the city&rsquo;s potholed roads, pursued by local security, heading for the airport where a twin-engine Gulfstream jet waited.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110307/congo-tries-halt-illegal-gold-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Congo Gold Mining Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:34:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5629084 at http://www.globalpost.com Costa Rica: where gold isn't king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/110311/gold-metal-mining <p> SAN JOSE &mdash; It started with a dispute over one gold mine. It led to an all-out ban on open-pit metal mining, making Costa Rica the region&#39;s most anti-mining country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/costa-rica/110311/gold-metal-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mining Business Green Costa Rica Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:43:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5630055 at http://www.globalpost.com Deepest-dwelling land animal, "worm from hell," is discovered in a gold mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/110602/multicellular-worms-hell-discovered-deep-earth-sout <p> The researchers say their find should be taken into consideration in the search for multicellular life in other extreme conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/110602/multicellular-worms-hell-discovered-deep-earth-sout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mining South Africa Business Wildlife News Offbeat Science South Africa Fri, 03 Jun 2011 04:17:30 +0000 News Desk 5648948 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Peru avoid the protest bug? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-protests-airport-juliaca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent violence suggests social unrest is unlikely to disappear anytime soon in the mineral-rich nation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Five&nbsp;<a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2080025,00.html">killed</a> over the weekend, almost <a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2079964,00.html">$100 million</a> lost to strikes and a weeklong <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-27/peru-s-stocks-fall-for-a-sixth-day-on-concern-growth-to-slow-with-humala.html">stock market slide</a>.</p> <p> For Peru, that&#39;s only a partial tally of the cost of weeks of protests over a proposed silver mine.</p> <p> The mining project, by Canadian firm Bear Creek, has now been <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/peru-revokes-licence-of-canadian-mining-firm-bear-creek/article2076459/">cancelled</a>. The Peruvian government revoked the company&#39;s license to build a mine near the shores of Lake Titicaca and halted all new mining concessions in the Puno province for the next 36 months.</p> <p> <strong>(See photos:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-bolivia-border-protest-mine">Protests shut down Peru-Bolivia border</a>)</strong></p> <p> But while the agreement might put an end to the most recent violence, it&nbsp;hardly seems like a lasting solution to the social protests besetting the Andean nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-protests-airport-juliaca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Peru Americas Que pasa Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:54:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5661261 at http://www.globalpost.com Chilean miners get payout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chilean-miners-get-payout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The famous miners have fallen on hard times. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Everybody&rsquo;s favorite miners got a boost this week.&nbsp;</p> <p> A year after the miners were pulled from the ground, Chile <a href="http:// http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/chiles-first-lady-assures-rescued-miners-that-those-not-granted-pensions-wont-be-forgotten/2011/08/31/gIQAjomBsJ_story.html?wprss=">announced</a> that it would grant lifetime pensions to all of the miners who are at least 50 years old, or suffer from health problems that keep them from working, according to the AP.</p> <p> Also, it appears that the miners are still sticking together. The list of pension recipients was drawn up by consensus:</p> <blockquote><p> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">The miners themselves helped decide who among themselves who should qualify for the pensions.</span></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chilean-miners-get-payout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Mining Chile Que pasa Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:08:56 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674378 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua goes back to gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120104/nicaragua-gold-mining-boom-is-back <p> LA LIBERTAD, Nicaragua &mdash; Explosions in this region are no longer the sounds of civil war, but of prospectors searching for gold.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120104/nicaragua-gold-mining-boom-is-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mining Nicaragua Americas Business Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:30:00 +0000 John Otis 5685907 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines: Mining landslide kills 25, dozens missing (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120105/philippines-mining-landslide-pantukan-compostela-mindanao <p> The landslide took place at about 3 am, and miners reported waking up to rocks and debris falling on the roofs of their huts. According to reports, 16 people were pulled out from the rubble and rushed to hospital for treatment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120105/philippines-mining-landslide-pantukan-compostela-mindanao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mining Natural Disasters Philippines Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5686082 at http://www.globalpost.com Venezuela conflict mineral may be in smart phones and other high-tech products, new investigation says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120305/venezuela-conflict-mineral-in-electronic-products There is still no accurate way to test the origins of a coltan mineral. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120305/venezuela-conflict-mineral-in-electronic-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Mining Americas Conflict Zones Green War Global Economy Venezuela Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:37:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5694656 at http://www.globalpost.com Peruvian miners await rescue after mine collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120407/peru-miners-trapped Nine miners are trapped in a gold and copper mine in southern Peru. Rescuers are working to evacuate the miners who have been trapped since part of the Cabeza de Negro gold and copper mine collapsed Thursday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120407/peru-miners-trapped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Peru Americas Sat, 07 Apr 2012 23:19:00 +0000 Meena Thiruvengadam 5699601 at http://www.globalpost.com South African union accused of using witchcraft to recruit new members http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120615/south-african-union-accused-witchcraft The unions are battling for control at the world's biggest platinum mine.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120615/south-african-union-accused-witchcraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining Business Offbeat South Africa Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:07:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5708056 at http://www.globalpost.com China to invest in African gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/africa/120816/africa-barrick-gold-china-mining-economy Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold producer, announced today that they are in talks to sell the 74 percent stake in its African mining business to China National Gold Group Corporation, a state-owned enterprise in China, via a statement on its website. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/africa/120816/africa-barrick-gold-china-mining-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa China Gold Mining Tanzania Emerging Markets China Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:42:00 +0000 Matthew Boesler, Business Insider 5716246 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Police say 34 dead in Lonmin Marikana mine shooting (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120817/south-africa-30-dead-lonmin-marikana-mine-shooting-video The Marikana mine has been the site of a violent turf war between rival unions.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120817/south-africa-30-dead-lonmin-marikana-mine-shooting-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining Business South Africa Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:43:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5716336 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa mine massacre: Lonmin miners must return to work or face being fired http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120820/south-africa-mine-massacre-lonmin-miners-face-being-fired President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of national morning for those killed at the mine.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120820/south-africa-mine-massacre-lonmin-miners-face-being-fired" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining Business South Africa Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5716549 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Striking miners 'thought they were invincible' after taking 'muti' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120821/south-africa-striking-miners-thought-they-were-invincible-muti Some locals believe that if not for the muti rituals, many more of the striking miners would have been killed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120821/south-africa-striking-miners-thought-they-were-invincible-muti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining South Africa Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:01:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5716697 at http://www.globalpost.com