- published: 29 Aug 2016
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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.
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.
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...
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.
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Airline operator, PNG Air will be flying into Cairns, Australia to begin their chartered air services for New Crest Mining. PNG Air is pleased to provide all travel needs including international flights to Cairns for New Crest Mining. The air services will commence on August 14, which is next Monday.
Bed rock. Ancient river bed
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...
Papua New Guinea’s revenue has exceeded K7 billion. This data was presented today in Lae by the Mineral Research Authority. According to MRA’s Managing Director, Phillip Sumar, the mining sector is a thriving industry that needs to be protected. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
The 14th Papua New Guinea Mining & Petroleum Investment Conference is set to happen in Sydney, Australia from the 5th – 7th December 2016. Organized by the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, the conference and its accompanying finance and technical seminars are expected to attract over a thousand delegates. A key area of interest will be the second LNG project now taking shape with the Total-led Papua LNG Project. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
Trade Show for the mining support sector.
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...
The world’s first ever deep sea mining operation is scheduled to begin offshore from the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea in early 2018. In this short film we explore how the two Pacific Island nations of Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu are working together with their communities to manage the future opportunities and impacts associated with this emerging industry. While deep sea minerals could provide much needed revenue for several Pacific Island nations, questions remain about the impacts of mining on the marine environment and the many communities that depend on it for their livelihoods.