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Friday, 13 August 2010

Mine Watch (DR Congo)

In what must be the highest price for "development" so far, mining firm Randgold Resources  recently announced that it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit - in chaotic eastern DR Congo. The only problem is that the mine will require the re-location of 15,000 people, but it still has the "the support of the government and the local community". The mine is thought to have a reserve of about 320 tonnes of gold and it  is as big as any of the current mines in South Africa.

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