Mineral ore exploration

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Environmental Conflicts about Mineral ore exploration

Abandoned tin mines endanger communities, Plateau State, Nigeria

Acacia Mining North Mara Gold Mine (former Barrick Gold), Tanzania

Acid Mine Drainage, South Africa

Ada Tepe Gold Mine, Bulgaria

Afrodita-Dorato, Condorcanqui, Peru

Agua Rica - Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina

Alto Chicama, Peru

Amayapampa and Capasirca's masacre, Bolivia

Ambatovy Mining Project, Madagascar

Amulsar gold mine, Armenia

Amungme against Freeport-McMoRan, Indonesia

Anglo Platinum Mogalakwena mine lawsuit, South Africa

Another resource curse? Black Granite from Mutoko, Zimbabwe

Antapite Huancavelica, Peru

Anti-mining protests and controversies around the “Law with the Long Name”, Mongolia

ArcelorMittals iron ore mining, Liberia

Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining, Uganda

Artvin Cerattepe and Genya Mine, Turkey

Asbestos legacy, South Africa

Asbestos Mine in Bom Jesus da Serra and Eternit Factory in Simoes Filho, Brazil

Attempting Social Responsibility at Iamgold's mine, Burkina Faso

Bafokeng Platinum mine, South Africa

Baia Mare gold exploitation, Romania

Baita Craciunesti Teascu gold deposit, Romania

Bajo la Alumbrera mine, Argentina

Bauxite mining and deforestation in Oriximina (Para), Brazil

Bauxite mining in Juruti, Para, Brazil

Bauxite Mining in Paderu, Visakhapatnam, India

Bayovar (Vale - Miski Mayo), Peru

Belinga iron ore mine and Belinga dam, Gabon

Bellavista - Miramar (Costa Rica)

Bergama Gold Mine, Turkey

Bribri, mineria (Costa Rica)

Bumbuna Dam, Sierra Leone

Cagayan black sand mining in shore areas, Luzon, Philippines

Calcatreu, Rio Negro, Argentina

Calcite mining in Nimmalapadu village, AP, India

Caldag Nickel Mine, Turkey

Campana Mahuida, Argentina

Canariaco Norte - San Juan de Kanaris, Peru

Cañaverales, La Guajira, Colombia

Capão Xavier mine, Brazil

Cape/Gencors asbestos mining & milling activity, South Africa

Capulalpam de Mendez contra Natividad, Oaxaca

Caramanta, Antioquia, Colombia

Carmen de Andacollo - Andacollo Gold, Chile

Casa Pueblo, Puerto Rico

Caserones, Chile

Cerro Blanco, Guatemala

Cerro Casale / Aldebaran, Chile

Cerro Colorado, Chile

Cerro La Jacoba, Colombia

Cerro Matoso, Colombia

Cerro Quema, Panama

Cerro San Pedro mine, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Cerro Verde - Arequipa, Peru

Certej gold mining, Romania

Chicomuselo contra Blackfire, Chiapas

Chimanimani Diamond Mining, Zimbabwe

Chirano Gold Mines compensation struggle, Ghana

Chrome-rich Great Dyke Area, Zimbabwe

Chromite mining in Salcedo and killing of activist Francisco Canayoung, Philippines

Chumbivilcas against Hudbay, Peru

Chumbivilcas, Peru

Cienaga de Ayapel, Colombia

Citinickel's Pulot Sofronio mine in Palawan, Philippines

Citinickel's Toronto Narra mine in Palawan, Philippines

Coal mine of Baradarha Thermal Power Station, Chhattisgarh, India

Coal Mining conflict in Hazaribagh with NTPC in Jharkhand, India

Coal mining pollution, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Cocula, Guerrero, Mexico

Colquijirca, El Brocal, Perú

Coltan in the Kivu Region, DR of Congo

Coltan Parque Nacional Puinawai, Colombia

Comunidad de Vista Alegre contra Compañía Minera La Consolidada, Peru

Comunidad indigena Tres Islas, mineria ilegal, exploración petrolera en Madre de Dios, Peru

Conflict between Indians and miners in the Cinta Larga lands in Rondonia, Brazil

Conflict involving miners of Juma river, Novo Aripuana/AM, Brazil

Conga, Peru

Consulta Popular en Piedras, Tolima, Colombia

Copper mine Quellaveco on the Asana river, Peru

Copper mining in Tamo, monks and citizens protest, Tibet

Corumba indigenous communities and mining, Brazil

Cotui contra Pueblo Viejo/Barrick Gold, Dominican Republic

Crucitas, Costa Rica

Cuajone-Toquepala, Ilo, Peru

Curipamba Sur, Bolivar, Ecuador

Defence of Magdalena Teititipac against gold mining , Mexico

Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha, Birbhum Coalfield, India

Desviacion rio Calenturitas, Cesar, Colombia

Deva Muncel gold and polymetallic ores exploitation, Romania

Didipio Gold and Copper mine, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

Division Salvador - Bahia de Chañaral

Dojura, Chocó, Colombia

Dolores (Minefinders) usurpa tierras en Huizopa, Chihuahua

Dominga mine, Coquimbo, Chile

Doña Inés de Collahuasi, Chile

DTZ OZGEO Gold Penhalonga, Zimbabwe

Dunas de Putú, Chile

Efemçukuru Gold Mine, Turkey

El Baguazo, Peru

El Barzon vs. MagSilver (Cascabel), Chihuahua, Mexico

Electrosteel plant in Siyaljori, Jharkhand, India

El Morro gold mine, Chile

Environmental threats (industrial salmon, new mining concessions) in Chiloé, Chile

Eti Silver Cyanide Mine, Turkey

Expansión de Andina 244, Chile

Exploracion de oro y otros minerales en Quindio, Colombia

Exploración y explotación de carbón en el páramo de Pisba en Boyacá, Colombia

Explotación de oro aluvial en el río Madre de Dios, Bolivia

Extracción de Litio en el Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Extraccion de oro por la Minera TROY S.A.C. en Cajamarca, Peru

Extracción Ilegal de Jade en Zacapa, Guatemala

Fandora Gold: Tofino-Tranquil (Onadsilth-Eelsukis) Tribal Park VS Imperial Metals, Canada

Fenix, El Estor, Guatemala

Fomi Dam for water diversion and hydropower, Guinea-Mali

Fruta del Norte, Ecuador

Gállok/Kallak Iron Mine, Sweden

Gandarela Mountain Range (Minas Gerais), against mining iron

Ganeshpur Coal Mine, Jharkhand, India

General Alvear suspende proyecto de Exeter (Mendoza), Argentina

Ghaghoo mine diamond extraction in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Glencore in Tintaya copper mine in Espinar, Perú

Glencore Xstrata Tampakan Copper-Gold Project in South Cotabato, Philippines

Goa, ban on iron mining

Gold and polymetallic ores mining in Brad and the battle against cyanide, Romania

Gold Fields' Cerro Corona gold mine, Peru

Gold mining in Corcoesto, Galicia, Spain

Gold mining in Halkidiki, Greece

Gold mining in Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Gold mining site in Palyul county, Tibet

Guafo - Minas de Carbón, Chile

Guanajuato, presas contaminadas por minera Great Panther (El Rosario), Mexico

Gyama Mine and Landslide accident, Tibet

Habitantes de Shaglli contra proyecto minero Shyri, Ecuador

Huanuni, Bolivia

Iamgold in Quimsacocha, Ecuador

Ida Mountain (Kazdagi) Prospecting for Gold, Turkey

Illegal gold mining and killing of anti-mining indigenous leader Jimmy Liguyon, Mindano, Philippines

Illegal gold mining in indigenous Yanomami territory, Brazil

Illegal Iron Ore Mine on Bangka Island in the Coral Triangle, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Illegal mining and village protest in Caurem, Goa, India

Imider Silver Mine, Morocco

Impacts of iron ore mining in Conceicao do Mato Dentro/MG, Brazil

Intag mining, Junin, Ecuador

International Minerals Corporation (IMC) in Molleturo, Ecuador

Intex's Mindoro Nickel Project, Philippines

Inti Raymi contamina Rio Desaguadero in Oruro, Bolivia

Iron Mine on Simandou Mountain Range, Mine de Fer, Guinée

Iron mining in the Penokee Hills, USA

Iron ore mining and transport in Sonshi, Goa, India

Iron ore mining in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, India

Iron ore mining in Saranda forest, JH, India

Isla Riesco - Coal extraction, Chile

Istranca/Yildiz Mountains Mines and Quarries, Turkey

Itataia Project for Uranium and Phosphate mining in Santa Quitéria, Ceará, Brazil

Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia

Jimbitono against mining and hydropower projects, Ecuador

Jindal Steel captive power plant in Godda, Jharkhand, India

Kalsaka/Sega Gold Mines, Amara Mining plc/Perseus Ltd, Burkina Faso

Kaolin mining by Mibal company, Braga, Portugal

Kaolin pipeline on Quilombo land in Moju, Para, Brazil

Kariba Dam, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Kashipur Anti-Bauxite mining movement, India

Kayerekera Uranium Extraction, Malawi

Killing of anti-mining activists in Compostela, Mindanao, Philippines

King-King copper and gold mine in Pantukan, Compostela, Mindanao, Philippines

Kisladag Gold Mine, Turkey

Koidu diamond mining conflict, Sierra Leone

Kori Kollo mine, Bolivia

Kumtor gold mine, Krygyzstan

La Colosa, Colombia

La fiebre del coltán amenaza a indígenas guajibo, piaroa y e’ñepa en Bolívar y Amazonas, Venezuela

Lago Lleu lleu, Chile

La Granja , Chota, Rio Tinto, Peru

La Jagua de Ibirico (Cesar) vs. Drummond, Colombia

La Morada - Miski Mayo, Peru

Landázuri, Santander, Colombia

La Puya, proyecto minero el Tambor, Guatemala

Las Bambas mining, Perú

Las Chancas copper mining, Perú

Las Coloradas, Neuquén, Argentina

Las Huaquillas against Sulliden, San Ignacio Cajamarca, Peru

Lauca (Parque Nacional) y Las Vicuñas (Reserva Nacional), Chile

Lead contamination in Santo Amaro, Bahia, Brazil

Lhara Village's community stopped a gold mine project,Tibet

Lloyds Steel iron ore mine in Gadchiroli, MH, India

Loei gold mine, Thailand

Lomada de Leiva, Argentina

Lonco mine projects, Argentina

Lonmin platinum mine, South Africa

Los Pelambres, comunidad Los Caimanes, Chile

Los Pingos, Tulahuén, Chile

Los Pumas, Arica, Chile

Lowell mining company in Shuar territory, Ecuador

MacArthur Metallic / Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Mahan Coal Limited, India

Mainland Mine Analanjirofo, Madagascar

Mainland Mine Manakara, Madagascar

Mamanwa Communities of Dinarawan and Bunga Asserting Ancestral Land Rights over MRL Agata Mining expansion, Philippines

Manantial Espejo open cast mine, Argentina

Marange Diamond Land and Human Rights abuses, Zimbabwe

Marange diamond mines pollute rivers, Zimbabwe

Marcopper Placer Dome Mining Disaster, Marinduque Island, Philippines

Marcventure’s mining operations in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Marlin, Guatemala

Marmato mines, Colombia

Meridian Gold Mine in Esquel, Argentina

Metan se opone a proyecto Leon, Argentina

Mezica Valley, Slovenia

Mina de oro El Porvenir, Colombia

Mina La Lupe y la Población de Zautla, México

Mina San Cristobal en Potosi y reubicación de la comunidad, Bolivia

Mina Víbora y derechos de concesión, Bolivia

Minera Aguilar amenaza Humahuaca, Argentina

Minera Candelaria, Tierra Amarilla, Chile

Minera Las Palmeras en el Santuario Nacional de Tabaconas en Cajamarca, Peru

Minera Tahuaya in Salaverna del grupo Frisco, Zacatecas, Mexico

Minería de antimonio y tungsteno en San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Mineria de Oro Frisco, Puebla, México

Minería en el cerro sagrado Care Perro en Antioquia, Colombia

Minería en Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia

Minería en Peñasquito por Goldcorp, Zacatecas, México

Minería en Támesis, Colombia

Minería en Urrao, Colombia

Minería Ilegal Farallones de Cali, Colombia

Mineria ilegal, Jamundí, Colombia

Mineria Ilegal Santander de Quilichao, Colombia

Mines of Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia

Mining in Bakun and Royalco's withdrawal, Philippines

Mining in Macizo Colombiano, and the death of Adelinda Gómez, Colombia

Mining of Rare Earths and Niobium in Mrima Hill, Kwale, Kenya

Mining Project at Marlapadu village, India

Mirador, Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador

Morococha (displacement), Toromocho project, Perú

Mountaintop Mining Removal in West Virginia, USA

Mt. Canatuan Gold Mine on Subanon Ancestral Lands, Western Mindanao, Philippines

Mulanje Massif Rare Earth Mineral Exploration, Malawi

Natural resource exploitation in the Dead Sea area, West Bank

Navidad, Chubut, Argentina

New Prosperity Goldmine Fish Lake, BC, Canada

Ngöbe-Buglé against Mining (Panama)

Niafourang opposing sand mining for zircon, Casamance coastline, Senegal

Nickel mine in Loma de Hierro, Venezuela

Nickel ore exploration in Mokra Gora region, Serbia

Nickel ore exploration mining, Trstenik, Serbia

Nile Trading and Development / Kinyeti Mysterious Land Deals in Mukaya Payam, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan

Ninu mine, Mendoza, Argentina

Niyamgiri-Vedanta Bauxite Mining, India

Norilsk pollution, Russia

Norra Kärr, near lake Vättern, Sweden

Ojnare Forest Lime Stone Mine, Gotland, Sweden

Ok Tedi copper mine, Papua New Guinea

Onca Puma nickel mining project in Ourilandia do Norte, Para, Brazil

Oposición a reactivar la mina el Tránsito, Honduras

Over a century of pollution from the Bor mines, Serbia

Oyu Tolgoi very large copper and gold mine, Rio Tinto, Mongolia

Pachon (Argentina-Chile)

Pacific Rim at El Dorado mine, El Salvador

Paladin Africa uranium mine Karonga, Malawi

Panantza - San Carlos, Ecuador

Papagayos, Mendoza, Argentina

Paramo de Guacheneque, Colombia

Paramo de Santurbán, Colombia

Paramo Rabanal, Colombia

Paredones Amarillos/Mina Concordia/Los Cardones, México

Pascua Lama Mine, Argentina

Pascua Lama Mine, Chile

Pasta de Conchos - mine disaster (Mexico)

Peaceful students march against copper mine in Dawu, Tibet

Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay Alaska, USA

Philex's Padcal mine, the biggest mining disaster of the Philippines

Phondo mine in Lhundrub County and local protests, Tibet

Phosboucraa and phosphate production in Western Sahara

Phosphate fertilizer plant pollution in Liuchong Village, Hubei Province, China

Phosphate mining in Anitpolis, Brazil

Phosphate Mining in Gafsa, Tunisia

Pierina, Jangas, Perú

Pirquitas amenaza aguas de Jujuy, Argentina

Planta Hidrometalurgica de Coro coro, Bolivia

Podocarpus National Park and mining, Ecuador

Pondoland Wild Coast Xolobeni mining threat, South Africa

Potosí (San Bartolomé), estabilidad geologica del Cerro Rico, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Bolivia

PPT case: Glencore and Prodeco coal mining, Colombia

PPT case: Glencore copper and cobalt mining, Zambia

PPT case: Glencore-Katanga Mining Ltd., Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Prey Lang forest movement against deforestation, mining and agro-industries, Cambodia

Proposed Crandon Mine in Northeast Wisconsin, USA

Protests against mining of lithium by the Lichu River in Kangding, Tibet

Protests in 1970 against ALCOA, Costa Rica

Proyecto Andacollo, Neuquen, Argentina

Proyecto Aratirí y mineria de hierro, Uruguay

Proyecto de Tendido Eléctrico en el Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela

Proyecto Gramalote, Antioquia, Colombia

Proyecto Lagunas Norte, Barrick Gold, Peru

Proyecto La Vega-Mocoa, Colombia

Proyecto Mandé Norte, Murindó, Colombia

Proyecto minero Achachucani, Challapata, Bolivia

Proyecto minero El Cofre y contaminación del río, Perú

Proyecto Minero El Escobal, Guatemala

Proyecto Minero El Pavón en Municipio Rancho Grande, Nicaragua

Proyecto minero Huambo amenaza laguna Conococha, Perú

Proyecto minero Kimsa Orcco y oposición de comunidades de Ccarhuarazo de Tintay, Perú

Proyecto Minero Los Chocoyos en Sipakapa, Guatemala

Proyecto minero Santa Ana, Perú

Proyecto Pampa Colorada, Jaén, Peru

Proyectos mineros Condor de Oro en territorio Awajuns, Rio Chirinos, Perú

Proyecto Tuligtic, Puebla, Mexico

Pujada-Hallmark nickel mine on ancestral lands, Oriental Davao, Philippines

Quebrada Blanca, Tarapaca, Chile

Quebrada la Lata, Magdalena, Colombia

Quillagua - Chuquicamata, Chile

Quinchía, Risaralda, Colombia

Rapu Rapu polymetallic mine, Philippines

Recognition of Indigenous Lands in Raposa Serra do Sol, Brazil

Redmud disaster Kolontar-Devecser, Hungary

Referendum against gold mining, Trun, Bulgaria

Relocation of Kiruna town due to iron ore mine, Sweden

Reserva Forestal Imataca, Región Guayana de Venezuela

Resistencia de los Maya Mam contra proyectos de minería en Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Rhéébù Nùù group and Vale mining, New Caledonia

Rihand Dam, UP, India

Rio Blanco Mine Majaz/Rio Blanco Copper S. A., Peru

Rio Colorado - Potasio (Mendoza, Argentina)

Rio Dagua gold mining, Zaragoza, Colombia

Rio Guabas, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Rio Tinto/QMM Ilmenite Mine, Madagascar

Rio Tinto's lawsuit, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Rio Tinto Zinc in Molleturo, Ecuador

Ronderos de Pulán contra minera la Zanja, Perú

Rönnbäcken Nickel Mine, Västerbotten, Sweden

Rosia Montana, Romania

Rotura de dique de relaves de Minera Caudalosa y contaminaciones en lagunas de Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica, Peru

Rovina gold and copper mining, Romania

Rowghat Iron ore mines, CG, India

Salar del Hombre Muerto - Litio (Argentina)

San Andres - Copan (Honduras)

Sand iron mining in Kulonprogo, Java, Indonesia

San Jorge amenaza Uspallata, Mendoza, Argentina

San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico

San Jose Huevos Verdes (Argentina)

San Roque Metals Inc. Nickel mining in Tubay, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Santa Barbara, Honduras

Santa Cruz, Zambales nickel mining impacts sustainable agriculture and fisheries, Philippines

Saramaka people's lawsuit against state, Suriname

Segovia (gold mining), Antioquia, Colombia

Selaulim Dam Goa, India

Serranía de San Lucas gold mining, Colombia

Shahuindo project in Cajabamba, Cajamarca, Peru

Shangba Village Cadmium and Lead Pollution in Guangdong Province, China

Shenzhou Mining / Claver Mineral Development Corporation Nickel mining in Claver, Philippines

Shougang, Marcona, Perú

Sierra de la Ventana, Argentina

Silicosis victims of stone quarries in Rajasthan, India

Soná, Panama

Stara Zagora Landfill Site, Bulgaria

Suárez, Cauca, Colombia

Sugarcane and Gold Mining in Lomitas, Colombia

Tabio - Rio Frio mining activities, Colombia

Taganito Mining Corporation’s Nickel Operations, Surigao del Norte,Philippines

Tahltan Nation v. Fortune Minerals, BC, Canada

Talvivaara Mining Company, Finland

Tambogrande, Perú

Tan Rai bauxite mining in Central Highlands, Vietnam

Taraira, Vaupes, Colombia

Territorial conflicts in Tibú and the oil palm expansion, Colombia

The violent death of Betty Cariño, Oaxaca, Mexico

Tia Maria, Peru

Titanium Mining in the Kwale District, Kenya

Titanium Mining in Thuan Nam district, Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam

Titiribí, Antioquia, Colombia

Tolda Fría gold mining, Colombia

Tres Valles, Coquimbo, Chile

Uranium mine reopening in Pecs, Hungary

Uranium mining in Caetite, Brazil

Uranium Mining in Jadugoda, Jharkhand, India

Vale mines displace farmers, Mozambique

Valle de Elqui - Teck, Pan Pacific

Valle de Siria , Honduras

Vedanta and Konkola, Zambia

Visakhapatnam Port, India

Volta Grande Mining Project, Pará, Brasil

Western Shoshone tribes Barrick Gold lawsuit, USA

Widespread conflicts over sand mining in rivers in Tamil Nadu, India

Wildhorses and Burros versus government economic interests, Nevada, USA

Wirikuta silver and gold mining, Mexico

WISCO Soalala iron ore, Madagascar

Woodlark Gold Mine, PNG

Yaigojé, Apaporis minas de oro, Colombia

Yanacocha Mine, Peru

Zortman-Landusky Gold Mine, Montana, USA