- published: 29 Aug 2016
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Stock piling pay dirt
Papua New Guinea, an island of gold floating on oil and surrounded by gas. A land that is blessed in abundance BUT. a scar of unfair distribution of wealth and climate injustice is building momentum as Natural resources are extracted with the last 10 years; the greed of a few without considering the welfare and rights of the indigenous resource owners.
In Papua New Guinea, artisanal gold miners use mercury to extract gold from the ore. But this exposes the miners, their families, and their communities to mercury poisoning. So far, the government has not launched any public health measures to address the issue. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrw.org/features/png-golds-costly-dividend
one of the big mining in western province papua new guinea
Bed rock. Ancient river bed
Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
A people speak out for their river, and for their future. The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of Papua New Guinea. In this evocative and beautifully shot short documentary we hear how indigenous models of development are clashing with those imposed by mining companies and government when they are not listening to local landowners. “Is this development for the benefit of local people or for the shareholders in Australia and South Africa?” – Howard Sindana in Hidden Valley. We hear from a diverse range of local community representatives, community workers and landowners including Reuben Mete from the Union of Watut River Communities and from Dr. Gavin Mudd, ...
Tabubil is a planned, company operated township located in the Star Mountains area of the North Fly District of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The town, including the adjoining relocated village of Wangabin and the industrial area of Laydown (where industrial equipment was originally laid down before being installed at the mine ~1970–1980), is the largest settlement in the province, although the provincial capital, Daru is a similar size. It had a recorded population of 10,270 at the 2011 census. Tabubil is set in extremely dense jungle fed by one of the highest rainfalls in the world. The town is the largest settlement in the country that has never been a provincial capital, or incorporated within one. The town was established primarily to serve the mine of Ok Tedi, which...
Trade Show for the mining support sector.
This video shows the different areas Papua New Guinea's mining and petroleum companies contribute to in terms of social and economic development. The video was produced by the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum in 2017.
Raw video of police shooting in Papua New Guinea by American Mining Rights Association President Mr. Shannon Poe on his trip to explore mining opportunities in the country in July and August of 2016. Warning! Graphic language and extreme violence. Not suited for children.
Plans for the world's first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big demand around the world. But some scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough is among those objecting. BBC News science editor David Shukman reports.
Operations at the largest mine in Papua New Guinea, Ok Tedi Mine, in Western Province have recommenced. This follows the statutory safety approval, granted by Mineral Resources Authority. OTML Managing Director, Peter Graham, spoke to EMTV from Tabubil today, outlining the immediate priorities for the mine. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
Regarded as PNG's leading international mining and petroleum conference, the PNG Mining and Petroleum Investment Conference, which is held every two years in Sydney, Australia, will showcase to the world the country rich mineral, petroleum and exploration potential. Featuring speakers from within the resource industry including key PNG parliamentarians, this 14th conference will once again offer an unparalleled access to delegates on the latest developments taking in place in PNG.
Experimental seabed mining is soon to be trialed in the country, early as 2019. The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Natural and Physical Sciences, hosted a public lecture that provided critical assessments and evaluation on concerns of experimental seabed mining and challenges impacting sustainable ocean resource management. The world’s first commercial mining in the Bismark Sea has attracted volume of critics with Former Chief Justice, Sir Arnold Amet describing the project as ‘Papua New Guinea- pig experiment’. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
May 2005 Sixteen years ago, Francis Ona started a war that left 10,000 dead. Now Bougainville's self proclaimed King is threatening to derail the peace process. Ona has long been a thorn in the side of the government of PNG. With the island on the verge of electing its first autonomous government, Ona is fighting for his political life. He's calling for the elections to be boycotted. As one former ally explains: "He's making a grab for power." Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures
This is my childhood home, the "Watut," where Frank Brown in 1957 is here shown mining the Watut River for gold. He was an Australian, who formed a company in New Guinea called Gold and Power. He made a "race" or canal, 2.5 miles long, to build up pressure for his sluices in the Watut River. His canal ran right through my family and friend's housing area, and diverted water from Slate Creek, or what creek the locals called Watitäpinga, to the Watut River. This enabled the water to flow downhill, and also gradually the diameter of pipes was reduced, thus building up great pressure, which you can see in the video. He also had a hydro-electric generator built in to part of the lower pipes. I was born in this area in 1958. This is why my YouTube account name is "watutman." We were grat...
Dateline uncovers claims that the Papua New Guinea government acted under instruction from mining giant Rio Tinto, when it killed thousands opposing Bougainville mine. For more on Brian Thomson's report, go to the SBS Dateline website... http://bit.ly/ktZ8nu
The ocean floor is the last great frontier for the resources sector. But what could be the world's first deep sea gold and copper mine is mired in controversy. The battlelines are drawn, one and a half kilometres under the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea. Canadian miner Nautilus Minerals says risks are low but locals say it will pollute the water on which they they rely so heavily. Watch World News Australia 6.30pm nightly and 10.30pm Mon-Fri on SBS ONE.