Gold Mining

Art

Panning for Gold to Make Money and Art

'The Real World' meets the California gold rush of 1849.
DJ Pangburn
12.27.16
Photo

Photos of the Central African Republic Fractured by Civil War

Photos of the CAR's escalating civil war between the Muslim rebel fighters and the pro-government Christian forces.
Photos by Christian Werner
3.28.16
VICE INTL

Digging into Suriname's Massive and Corrupt Gold Industry

VICE Netherlands went to Suriname to investigate corruption in the country's gold industry, look at the public health concerns caused by mining with mercury, and to meet a powerful ex-rebel leader turned gold baron.
VICE Staff
1.12.16
peru

The Women of Peru’s Illegal Gold Mines

Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Omar Lucas
7.13.15
Stuff

Gold Mining, Hope, and My Long, Fruitless Pursuit of Fame

To mine gold, you have to sift through piles of dirt for hours, in the hope that you'll be the one in a million who strikes it rich—which is not unlike being an aspiring actor.
Tess Barker
5.12.15
Travel

How an Australian Millionaire Ended up Alone and Shirtless on a Tropical Island

David Glasheen lost everything on the stock market, but he still loves it.
Julian Morgans
12.12.14
americas

Tailings Ponds are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Last Monday, a dam holding waste from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the remote Cariboo region of British Columbia broke.
Peter Moskowitz
8.8.14
News

Tailings Ponds Are the Biggest Environmental Disaster You've Never Heard Of

Last Monday, a "tailings pond" dam holding waste from the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in British Columbia broke, spilling billions of gallons of toxic sludge out into pristine lakes and streams. Environmentalists say these dams are disasters in...
Peter Moskowitz
8.7.14
News

Transylvania Could Become a Barren Toxic Wasteland

The region—which makes up a large chunk of central Romania—is rich in gold, and a bunch of mining companies are keen to lock down their share of the action.
Oana Moisil
3.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Gold Mining Is the Latest Human Effort to Wreak Havoc on the Amazon

Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon, once thought to be a relatively small industry, has skyrocketed.
Derek Mead
10.29.13