gold in peru

  • Peru's illegal gold mines are devastating the Amazon

    Apr 01, 2017· Many rivers in Peru run orange with pollution from illegal gold mining, and trees were cut away to make room for sifting towers and excavators. Peru, the largest gold producer in Latin America and the sixth largest in

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  • Putting the brakes on Peru's gold rush latimes

    Aug 07, 2011· Seventeen thousand feet above sea level, at the top of the Lake Titicaca basin in Peru, the gray-black slopes sparkle with tiny flakes of gold. Each day ...

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  • Yanacocha Wikipedia

    Yanacocha (Cajamarca Quechua: yana = "black, dark", qucha = "lake, puddle, pond, lagoon") is a gold mine in the Cajamarca region of the Northern Highlands, the poorest province of Peru. Considered to be the fourth largest gold mine in the world, it produced 0.97 million ounces of gold in 2014.

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  • Gold-Mining In Peru Is Much Worse Than Anyone Thought ...

    The Madre de Dios region of southern Peru is rich with both life and gold, and the latter threatens the former. A recent gold rush, prompted by skyrocketing prices ...

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  • Mineral industry of Peru Wikipedia

    In Latin America, Peru was the first ranked producer of, in order of value, gold, silver, zinc, lead, tin, and tellurium and the second ranked producer of copper, molybdenum, and bismuth. In 2006, Peru's economy benefited from high prices for mineral commodities.