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What Has Been Done So Far?

What Has Been Done So Far? The industry has taken steps to address the risks created by our gold supply chains in several ways, though establishing fully traceable, accessible, and responsible sources of gold remains a challenge and the initiatives thus far have their...

On-the-ground Solutions to Destructive Gold Mining

Photo by Tómas Munita ON-THE-GROUND SOLUTIONS TO DESTRUCTIVE GOLD MINING Any sustainable solution to destructive gold mining needs to come from all links of the gold supply chain. In this section, we summarize some of the major on-the-ground solutions to reduce the...

Gold Mining in the Amazon

Gold Mining in the Amazon Long before Columbus made landfall in the Americas, indigenous societies in South America were mining and decorating with gold. While still a display of power, gold in pre-Columbian cultures was used largely for ceremonial and ornamental...

Gold Mining and Mercury Pollution

This article from Mongabay.com provides an excellent overview of the growing problem of mercury released by informal gold mining. Read the full article for an in-depth description of its use and effects around the world and particularly in the Madre de Dios region of...