Posts by tag: small scale mining

6 years ago

Small miners surprised at ID requirement

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Small miners surprised at ID requirement

Small-scale miners from the gold-rich town of Pantukan, Compostela Valley cried foul to the latest move of large-scale mining company National Development Corporation (Nadecor) which allegedly put up a steel gate and told them to get an identification card from the mining regulatory agencies of the government.

8 years ago

Davao mountains yield gold, but gov’t paid cheap

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Davao mountains yield gold, but gov’t paid cheap

With the number of mining firms under exploration concessions, gold, nickel and copper in the rocky mountains of Davao region continue to be up for grabs. But government earnings from the excise taxes paid by mining firms are small.

8 years ago

Discussion

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Discussion

DISCUSSION. A liaison officer from the local government discusses with the leader of the small-scale miners the mechanics of distributing…

8 years ago

Searching

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Searching

    SEARCHING. Small-scale miners try to remove debris and mound of soil that swallowed 50 bunkhouses, hoping to retrieve…

8 years ago

Waiting

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Waiting

WAITING. Small-scale miners wait for the advice to continue the retrieval operation. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel Hernani)

8 years ago

More Bodies

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More Bodies

MORE BODIES. In the morning of January 7, three dead bodies were found, right before the retrieval operation was stopped…

8 years ago

Volunteer

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Volunteer

VOLUNTEER. A member of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) rests and takes fresh air at a higher and safer…