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By Nancy C. Carvajal
Members of the Camarines Sur provincial government’s environment watchdog, tasked with going after illegal mining, have been accused of involvement in illegal mining themselves, which led to the killings of four people, according to a complaint filed in the National Bureau of Investigation.
By Frinston L. Lim
For the last 10 years, her diligence at school has brought pride and wealth to her family — literally.
Supposed small-scale operators allegedly with a permit from the province’s governor have turned to open-pit mining, turning vast tracts of farmlands in a gold-rich village in this town into what looks like craters the size of coliseums.
Swiss mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to pull out of a $5.9-billion gold-copper mining project in the Philippines, its Australian partner Indophil said.
By Frinston L. Lim
With a piece of cloth, Demetria Durano squeezes out a whitish object the size of a matchstick head from a shallow basin. Using a kilogram of mercury, she captures 5 grams of gold—worth P5,500—from a 45-kg bag of milled ore.
Naypyitaw, Myanmar—A battle-tested warrior out to prove he’s far from finished and a teenage judoka with immense potential struck gold yesterday, sparking Team Philippines’ late assault for sixth spot in the 27th Southeast Asian Games here. Judoka Gilbert Ramirez reclaimed the title he last won eight years ago, while 16-year-old Kiyomi Watanabe, tipped to be [...]
Cleaners working on a commercial plane in eastern India have found 24 gold bars worth more than $1 million stuffed into a toilet compartment, officials said Wednesday.
Gunmen, including three in police uniform, stole $3 million in gold and platinum on Wednesday from a warehouse in Medellin, northwestern Colombia, police said.
By Cathy Yamsuan
Adela (not her real name) waited an hour and a half on a sofa along a hotel corridor while assistants of a foreign jewelry buyer went out to withdraw cash to purchase items from another seller who came before her.
By Frinston Lim
The lack of electricity after Typhoon “Pablo” brought down power lines in her community last December proved a blessing in disguise for 16-year-old Judy Ann Romano.
The governor of Surigao del Norte expressed alarm over reports of large-scale smuggling of gold out of the province, saying authorities should investigate and put a stop to the illegal extraction and shipment of the highly prized metal.
A new trend has hit the streets of Paris: ripping gold chains from their owners’ necks.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in southern Mindanao will oversee the pullout of all gold processing plants in Mt. Diwata in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, following the rise in levels of mercury and other toxic substances in Naboc River, a key source of water for farming in the province.