News tagged with gold mines

Gold mining ravages Peru

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. The team combined field surveys with airborne ...

Oct 28, 2013
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Deepwater mining in Norway

The mid-ocean ridges where tectonic plates meet in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans are seething with volcanic activity. The most active areas are deep under water, several thousand metres down. Ocean ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Researchers reveal Eucalypt’s nano properties

(PhysOrg.com) -- Murdoch University nano scientists have discovered that a eucalyptus plant native to south west WA has unique self-cleaning and water-repellent properties which could make it a gold mine for ...

Oct 31, 2011
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Plate tectonics coming of age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...

Nov 24, 2011
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Study finds mounting mercury threat in Peru Amazon

A study of mercury contamination in a southeastern Peruvian jungle area ravaged by illegal gold mining found unsafe levels of the toxic metal in 78 percent of adults in the regional capital and in 60 percent of fish sold ...

Mar 21, 2013
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