Chinese state media say a large landslide Friday trapped 83 workers in a gold mining area in Tibet. China Central Television cited a local official as saying the landslide occurred early in the morning and covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital.
By Maricar Cinco and Madonna Virola
CALAPAN CITY—The recent arrest of 19 small-scale gold miners in Puerto Galera shows the seriousness of local authorities in the campaign to stop illegal-mining operations in the province, said Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali. Aside from an existing 25-year moratorium on large-scale mining in the province, he said he had declared Oriental Mindoro a [...]
Police have arrested 19 small scale miners for illegal gold mining in tourist destination Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
Gold miner Ronnie Basar Habitan on Saturday denied that he called Supt. Hansel Marantan to inform him about the visit of Victor Siman and his group hours before they were killed by a joint police-military team at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6.
By Christine O. Avendaño
The gold miner whom the group of Victor “Vic” Siman visited in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, hours before a police-military team killed all 13 of them in Atimonan, Quezon province, 12 days ago has become a person of interest for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
By Germelina Lacorte
Defying the government on grounds their families were starving, a number of small-scale miners have reopened gold mine tunnels in Compostela Valley where at least 36 people, including children, were killed by twin landslides in January, representatives of the miners said Friday.
By Jonas Cabiles Soltes
A day after two miners drowned in a seaside mining pit in Paracale town in this province, Governor Edgardo Tallado asked the police to shut down all illegal mining operations there amid some misgivings.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Eastern Visayas is investigating the reported illegal gold mining activities in Southern Leyte and in Eastern Samar.