Growing Peruvian mining: legal and illegal mining against global environment

Taboada Díaz, Berenice Rocío
November 2013
La Prensa San Diego;11/15/2013, Vol. 37 Issue 46, p2
The article discusses gold mining in Peru categorized as legal and illegal against environment. It informs that gold mining in Peru's southern Amazon rainforest is named Madre de Dios (Mother of God). It mentions about the mercury-amalgamation technique used in gold mining which incorporates 40-50 tonnes of mercury for gold extraction in Mother of God. It highlights about nationwide strike declared by Peru's illegal miners union for rewriting of laws to make legalization process easier.


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