January 1, 1970

Peru declares mercury poison emergency

Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish. Source: News
January 1, 1970

De Beers sells R9.87bn of diamonds at auction

De Beers has completed a fourth offering of rough diamonds this year, signaling a stronger-than-expected demand during what is usually a weaker quarter. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Clarke: Message to MRC shareholders. Xolobeni mining: Blood titanium.

No one has been arrested for the assassination of an activist opposed to the Xolobeni mining scheme. The company’s shareholders must play their part, says a […]
January 1, 1970

Zim mining execs in cat and mouse game with govt

Zimbabwe mining bosses and state officials deliberate over fiscal, industry, and macro issues inside the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls while birds chirp and chirrup […]