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80,000 South African Gold Miners Strike, Get Wage Increase

Jewelry News | Fri, Sep 6, 2013

A year ago, when gold and platinum miners went on strike in South Africa, police shot and killed 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine. In total, more than 50 people died in labor unrest at gold and platinum mines around the country. ...

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Eight Killed at Guyana Diamond Mining Site

Jewelry News | Fri, Jun 27, 2008

Reuters and Rapaport are reporting that unknown assailants shot as many as eight people at a remote diamond mining camp in Guyana, burning the bodies afterwards. Criminal gangs operating in the area are known for other similar attacks. They sometimes ...

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Gem Mine Tragedy in Tanzania

Jewelry News | Thu, May 8, 2008

Last month saw small-scale miners in Tanzania devasted by floods in the tanzanite mines near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. At least 70 miners died in the flooding, with national response hampered by power cuts due to the storms. ...

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