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A Guide to Reducing Mercury Use in Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Sat, Sep 21, 2013

The process of gold mining is rarely as simple as digging up some gold and melting it into gold bullion bars. Gold usually needs first to be extracted from rock and sediments (“called ore”) and refined into an acceptably pure form.   How is this ...

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Mercury Treaty May Reduce Dirty Gold Mining

Jewelry News | Mon, Feb 4, 2013

Mercury, a highly toxic substance, is found in a lot of products – thermometers, dental fillings, batteries, and light bulbs. It is also a byproduct of coal production, cement production, and waste incineration. But today, the leading cause of ...

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Gold Mining Causes Lead Poisoning Deaths in Nigeria

Jewelry News | Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Artisanal gold mining is gold mining carried out by individuals using hand held tools or small-scale mining methods. We’re well aware that this type of gold mining, which frequently goes unregulated, can be dangerous for miners and their ...

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Tara Kirk in the San Francisco Chronicle

Jewelry News | Thu, Jun 5, 2008

Olympic swimming medalist and Stanford graduate Tara Kirk proudly shows off her conflict free ring from Brilliant Earth in SF Gate’s Olympic Notebook. ...

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