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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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Demand for Action on Nicaragua Gold Mine

Jewelry News | Wed, May 27, 2009

Canadian-US mining giant, Goldcorp, plans to close its enormous San Martin gold mine in Honduras at the end of 2009. The Honduran government and numerous independent organizations are now demanding that the company take responsibility for damage the ...

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Important New Film: The Money Stone

Jewelry News | Thu, Apr 16, 2009

The Money Stone is a feature-length documentary by Stuart Harmon about the lives of artisanal gold miners, or “galamseys,” in Ghana. The film is currently in the final stages of post-production, and we look forward to seeing it. It ...

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Stimulus Package Raises Hopes for Mine Cleanup

Jewelry News | Wed, Feb 25, 2009

  The economic stimulus package that President Obama signed on Tuesday contains more than $1.5 billion for construction and maintenance projects by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and the Forest Service. Proposed ...

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Big Step Forward for Fair Trade Gold

Jewelry News | Fri, Feb 13, 2009

An important step has been taken to increase the availability of independently certified fair trade gold on the international market. Ethically sourced gold may soon join the ranks of increasingly popular third party fair trade certified products, ...

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Steady Progress in Gold Mining Practices

Jewelry News | Fri, Jan 23, 2009

With the recent down slide of the world economy, gold is in higher demand than ever, making it even more important to scrutinize the social and environmental impacts of mining for gold. A good deal of the world’s gold is mined by small-scale ...

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The Price of Gold

Jewelry News | Thu, Jan 22, 2009

  National Geographic’s January feature story does a fantastic job of examining the human and environmental toll of gold mining around the world. It is full of fascinating facts and gripping human stories – highly recommended ...

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South Africa Cracks Down on Dangerous Mines

Jewelry News | Wed, Dec 10, 2008

    South Africa’s parliament recently passed a mine safety law that holds company executives criminally responsible for deaths in the country’s gold mines. South African gold mines are among the deepest and most dangerous in ...

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Oro Verde – Producer of Fair Trade Gold: World Challenge Competition…

Jewelry News | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Brilliant Earth is proud to announce that Oro Verde from Chocó, Colombia has been selected as a finalist among more than 700 other global initiatives for the 2008 World Challenge Competition. In working with Oro Verde, we’ve had the opportunity to ...

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