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Apr 25, 2014 — Nautilus Minerals has signed a contract with the government of Papua New Guinea to extract cooper, gold and silver from a depth of 5,000 feet.
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Feb 16, 2014 — Rescuers are trying to reach the people, who were discovered after screams were heard coming from a mine near Johannesburg. Illegal mining is common in the region.
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Oct 6, 2012 — During the financial crisis, gold prices hit record highs as people looked for somewhere safe to park their money. In West Africa, that's had a devastating, deadly effect on children.
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Oct 3, 2012 — In northern Nigeria, some miners use crude methods to extract raw gold ore — a practice fueled by rising gold prices. But the gold here is embedded in lead, and the dust kicked up by this dirty and illegal mining has killed hundreds of children and sickened thousands more. Experts say this may be the worst case of lead poisoning in recent history.
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Jan 9, 2012 — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the Grand Canyon must be protected, even if uranium deposits nearby could be important to the nation's energy strategy. Critics say the decision will eliminate jobs and that mining can be done responsibly.
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Nov 23, 2011 — Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.
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Apr 20, 2011 — The families of the 29 miners killed in last year's Upper Big Branch explosion now have until June 1 to accept $3 million settlement offers from Massey Energy.
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