Why copper mining is killing Peru’s silver mines

Peruvian gold miners say they are being forced to use more toxic pesticides because of the country’s heavy reliance on silver.Key points:The mining industry says copper mining in Peru’s western region of Cuito Peruvianas has left it vulnerable to diseasesThe copper miners say the use of toxic pesticides is killing silver minesThe industry has called […]

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How many gold bars are there in Canada?

This article is the fourth in a series that will highlight the most popular mining jobs in Canada and why they exist.Here is a list of the top gold mining jobs.(Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-many-gold-bars-are-there-in-canada/) 1.Silver mines 1.2 million tonnes of silver, with a market value of $2.3 billion.There are three mines in the Yukon.(Image: Gold Mines Canada) […]

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