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Mining

Illegal Gold Mining Sees Steady Rise in Indonesia

While it's flush with natural resources and precious metals including gold, Indonesia also attracts its fair share of unscrupulous miners bent on plunder

Illegal mine operators on the Rungan River, Central Kalimantan. Photo by Angela Richardson

Illegal gold mining operations in Kalimantan threaten lives and the environment

Illegal gold mining is ubiquitous in Kalimantan. It poses threats to the environment and health risks to indigenous people. It also costs the nation millions. On...