- published: 19 Feb 2015
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Stock piling pay dirt
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Bougainville Copper : Early 2008 the ESBC (European Shareholders of Bougainville Copper / http://bougainville-copper.eu ) sent a cameraman to the island of Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) to take pictures of the abandoned Panguna Copper, Gold and Silver Mine in Central Bougainville which was once one of the world's hugest open pit mines. It closed down in May 1989 due to terrorist attacks. http://bougainville-copper.eu
Trade Show for the mining support sector.
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
Is the Papua New Guinean Government regulating the Mining Companies in order to really benefit its people? Dr Brian Brunton, A Former National Court Judge, now based in the Milne Bay Province and co-ordinating the 'Alotau Environment' NGO Group says the Milne Bay people are no strangers to the outcomes of Mining. "We are left with a hole in the ground, and you can imagine where the money goes to," he says.
The Top Ten Biggest Gold Mines in the World 10-Boddington,Australia 09-Lihir,Papua New Guinea 08-Peñasquinto,Mexico 07-Carlin,United States 06-Yanacocha,Peru 05-Pueblo Viejo,Dominican Republic 04-Cortez,United States 03-Goldstrike,United States 02-Grasberg,Indonesia 01-Muruntau,Uzbekistan music source: TITLE: Real Ride ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS 'REAL RIDE' - Upbeat Pop/Rock Background Music by Nicolai Heidlas Music is licensed under a Creative Commons License. https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/real-ride-upbeat-poprock-background-music image source: video thumbnails: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4957525550 10. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Boddington_Gold_Mine_3.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/...
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, ...
Ore from the mine dumped at the crusher and conveyed to the mill stockpiles.
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...