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Gold Mining Companies in Ghana Take Land, Poison Water

Jewelry News | Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Earlier last year, we wrote about a cyanide spill at the Ahafo mine in Ghana. That incident, apparently, was not an isolated case. A recent human rights report describes a broad pattern of irresponsible and unethical business practices by gold mining ...

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Rescue of Chilean Miners Points Way to Ending Irresponsible Mining

Jewelry News | Thu, Oct 28, 2010

Close to a billion people watched on television earlier this month as the 33 Chilean miners trapped since early August were pulled to the surface. When the San José copper and goldmine near Copiapó, Chile first collapsed in early August, leaving the ...

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Financial Overhaul Bill Takes Aim at Dirty Gold

Jewelry News | Wed, Aug 18, 2010

The financial regulatory bill signed into law by President Obama last month aims to overhaul the laws that govern Wall Street. Although we will leave it to political pundits and economists to comment on the bill’s implications for the U.S. financial ...

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Water near Honduran Gold Mine has Acidity of Vinegar

Jewelry News | Mon, Dec 28, 2009

A new report has found evidence that a gold mine in Central America, now in the process of being closed, may leave a bitter legacy.   The San Martin mine, in the Siria Valley of Honduras, is operated by Goldcorp, one of the world’s largest ...

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60 Minutes Report: Gold Mining Fuels Deadly Conflict in Congo

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 23, 2009

Media focus on the problem of “conflict diamonds” has raised public awareness about the negative social and environmental consequences associated with diamond mining. Less media attention has been given to gold mining and how, as with ...

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