illegal gold mining in myanmar

  • How to effectively address illegal gold mining study

    Even though Myanmar is known as the world’s largest producer of jade, gold mining -and illegal gold mining in particular- has been growing in recent years.

  • Mining covers more than 20% of Indigenous territory in the

    Oct 09, 2020· Mining, both legal and illegal, impinges on more than one-fifth of Indigenous territory in the Amazon, according to a new study from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Amazon Geo

  • Illegal gold miners disrupt serene The Myanmar Times

    A statement by the Union Minister said that Myanmar has been losing its gold resources because of illegal gold mining and the failure to pay royalty to the government. According to the statement, the amount that legal gold mining companies, that were working with the government, and failed to pay royalty to for the 2016-2017 fiscal years

  • Nationalist gold magnate begins appeal against illegal

    A gold magnate who was arrested after fleeing to Thailand amid accusation of illegal mining is appealing to have the charge dropped. Soe Htun Shein, chairman of the National Prosperity Gold Production Group (NPGPG), began the appeals process along with four of his company executives at a Mandalay court on Monday.

  • The Environmental Tragedy Of Myanmar's Jade Industry

    Sep 29, 2020· The jade gemstones that generate billions of dollars a year in Myanmar — the world's biggest exporter of the stone — are beloved in China, where they can sell for more than gold

  • Fugitive Myanmar Gold Mining Executive Arrested in Thailand

    Nov 06, 2019· MONREC had suspended NPC’s gold mining operation after the company failed to pay 5.57 tons of gold in overdue taxes. MONREC then filed charges against U Soe Tun Shein for illegal gold mining under Section 30(a) of the Penal Code and the Myanmar police issued a warrant for his arrest.

  • Gold mining companies flout rules The Myanmar Times

    Jan 12, 2018· It also noted that there are a lot of conflicts among the locals in the area and illegal gold mining operations are rampant. Ko Ngwe Lynn said the report, which made several recommendations to improve the enforcement of the mining regulations in the area, would be submitted to the regional parliament at the start of the next session.

  • The ‘Resource War’ in Kachin State The Diplomat

    Mar 16, 2018· Myanmar’s Tatmadaw has been launching air strikes in the gold and mining region inside Kachin state’s Tanai township in recent months. The area is

  • The Wild West: Gold Mining and its Hazards in Myanmar

    A thriving gold mining industry has decimated the environment in Mohnyin district in Myanmar’s Kachin state, while taking a heavy toll on the health and livelihoods of residents of Mine Naung

  • Mining in Myanmar

    According to Myanmar’s first EITI report, extractives contribute 6% to GDP, 24% of government revenues and 38% of expo However,rts. the mining sector represents only 15% of total government extractives revenues. Of this 15%, jade and gems producers account for 88% of the mining revenue stream (see Table 5: Myanmar Extractives Revenue).

  • Mining covers more than 20% of Indigenous territory in the

    Oct 09, 2020· Mining, both legal and illegal, impinges on more than one-fifth of Indigenous territory in the Amazon, according to a new study from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Amazon Geo

  • Mandalay authorities to take action against illegal gold

    Kyaw Myint Than said that illegal gold mining in Ayeyarwady River can damage the river and the natural environment. The chemicals used in gold mining also damages the quality of the water in the river, and that’s why they are planning to take legal actions against the illegal gold miners, he said.

  • Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

    Sep 21, 2016· More than wealth, gold mining in Myanmar has brought unwelcome consequences, including environmental destruction and illnesses related to the illegal extraction of the precious metal.

  • Gold mining in Indawgyi Lake, Myanmar EJAtlas

    [5] Security Concerns Hamper Tackling Illegal Gold Mining Around Indawgyi Lake, The Irrawaddy, May 31, 2017 (accessed on 28.01.2019). [click to view] [4] Illegal gold miners disrupt serene Indawgyi Lake, Myanmar Times, June 2, 1027 (accessed on 28.01.2019). [click to view]

  • Six illegal gold miners arrested in Indaw Eleven Media

    Six illegal gold miners were arrested together with equipment as evidence in Indaw Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region. Acting on information, police went to the old mine owned by Minkyansit company, three miles east from Namakyaing Village, Naba Village-tract, Indaw Township, and found the illegal gold miners working there. All of the six illegal miners are from

  • Nationalist gold magnate begins appeal against illegal

    "A gold magnate who was arrested after fleeing to Thailand amid accusation of illegal mining is appealing to have the charge dropped. Soe Htun Shein, chairman of the National Prosperity Gold Production Group (NPGPG), began the appeals process along with four of his company executives at a Mandalay court on Monday. His trial for mining without a licence began in the Yamethin township

  • One killed while illegal gold digging in Bamaw Eleven

    Due to an explosion in an illegal gold mine in Mankyeebin mining site, Pantaw village in Bamaw Township on May 9, 2 died and 7 were wounded according to Bamaw Township police station. The illegal gold mine owned by U Hlaing Gyi was 200 feet deep and 4 feet wide. Near his gold mine which is 100 feet apart is an illegal gold mine of U Thar Gyi.

  • The cost of SA’s illegal gold trade The Citizen

    A new report on illegal mining suggests that South Africa is losing upwards of R14 billion a year to the illicit gold trade. This is substantially more than previous estimates of about R7 billion.

  • The mercury menace Frontier Myanmar

    Sep 07, 2016· ABOUT 50 kilometres north of the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, three illegal gold miners stand knee-deep in mud at a mining site they say was closed with no warning a few weeks earlier. The men dig through the gravel and shovel it on to green floor mats they use as makeshift sieve to remove the stones.

  • burmanet myanmar now gold mining conflict

    Gold Mining, Conflict Threaten Myanmar's Indawgyi Lake. Conservationists and locals say Myanmar's Indawgyi Lake is threatened by a gold mining Gold Mining, Conflict This story originally appeared on Myanmar Now. Critical voices silenced across Southeast Asia Asia Times. Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia

  • Gold mining threatens indigenous forests in the Brazilian

    Apr 08, 2020· Illegal gold mining led to deforestation of thousands of hectares of forests inside indigenous reserves in the Brazilian Amazon in 2019, according

  • PanAust seeks copper and gold opportunities The Myanmar

    Oct 27, 2015· Illegal gold mining may also present a challenge to Wuntho’s ambitions in the area. Last January, Nobel Gold, a Russian mining company prospecting the Hukawng Valley, said its own business interests and overall prospects for gold mining in Sagaing Region

  • Myanmar Immigration Officials Nab Growing Number of

    Many illegal Chinese nationals work in the gold, jade, and metal mining industries in Myanmar as well as on banana tissue and watermelon plantations, while a growing number of them are working in

  • Illegal gold rush causing ‘irreversible damage’ to rivers

    Dec 20, 2019· A surge in illegal gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará is causing a dramatic rise in water pollution and deforestation, as speculators clear

  • Lawmakers Ask President to Help Get Small-Scale Mining in

    Sep 27, 2018· The Myanmar Army launched attacks on unlicensed amber mines in Tanai in June 2017. It is believed that illegal gold and amber mining in Kachin are among the KIA’s main sources of revenue. Natural Resources Ministry Director General U Ye Myint Swe said the ministry has designated small-scale mining fields in response to the two lawmakers

  • Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

    Sep 21, 2016· More than wealth, gold mining in Myanmar has brought unwelcome consequences, including environmental destruction and illnesses related to the illegal extraction of the precious metal.

  • A Deadly Gamble: Myanmar’s Jade Industry The Diplomat

    Jul 13, 2020· Although foreign ownership in Myanmar is illegal, the biggest producers are Chinese-owned shell companies from mainland China, Taiwan, and

  • Nationalist gold magnate begins appeal against illegal

    "A gold magnate who was arrested after fleeing to Thailand amid accusation of illegal mining is appealing to have the charge dropped. Soe Htun Shein, chairman of the National Prosperity Gold Production Group (NPGPG), began the appeals process along with four of his company executives at a Mandalay court on Monday. His trial for mining without a licence began in the Yamethin township

  • Chinese-Backed Firm Granted Massive Copper and Gold

    Jun 03, 2020· By Nan Lwin 3 June 2020 . YANGON—The Australian-based subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company has obtained a gold and copper exploration license for an area nearly the size of Singapore in Myanmar’s northern Sagaing Region, already home to many controversial copper mega-mining projects operated by Chinese companies.

  • Record levels of deforestation in Peruvian Amazon as gold

    Mar 06, 2019· Illegal gold mining has led to historical rates of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, a recent analysis of satellite images shows. In the past two

  • Lawmaker Criticizes Military Action in Illegal Mining Areas

    Jul 14, 2017· Citizens and ethnic people have suffered unnecessarily from the consequences of a military crackdown on illegal mining in the area, he criticized. Hundreds of gold and amber miners have fled the area and sought shelter in Tanai since clashes broke out between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in early June.

  • The cost of SA’s illegal gold trade The Citizen

    A new report on illegal mining suggests that South Africa is losing upwards of R14 billion a year to the illicit gold trade. This is substantially more than previous estimates of about R7 billion.

  • Drug cartels smuggle illegal gold from Colombia, Peru to

    Jan 16, 2018· The end result: The gold in American jewelry, coins and smartphones is helping finance shipments of narcotics to the United States, as well as illegal mining in

  • The mercury menace Frontier Myanmar

    Sep 07, 2016· ABOUT 50 kilometres north of the Kachin State capital, Myitkyina, three illegal gold miners stand knee-deep in mud at a mining site they say was closed with no warning a few weeks earlier. The men dig through the gravel and shovel it on to green floor mats they use as makeshift sieve to remove the stones.

  • How A Beloved Gemstone Became A Symbol Of Environmental

    Sep 29, 2020· Freelance miners dig for raw jade at a company site in Hpakant, Myanmar, in 2018.Hkun Lat. The jade gemstones that generate billions of dollars a year in Myanmar — the world’s biggest exporter of the stone — are beloved in China, where they can sell for more than gold.But they are a symbol of tragedy and suffering for the people who live and work in the country’s mines in Hpakant, in

  • Mercury Usage in Gold Mining and Why It Is a Problem

    Jul 22, 2019· How Mercury Is Used in Gold Mining . First, mercury is mixed with the materials containing gold. A mercury-gold amalgam then is formed because gold will dissolve in the mercury while other impurities will not. The mixture of gold and mercury is then heated to a temperature that will vaporize the mercury, leaving behind the gold.

  • Planning New Attacks, KIA Warns Illegal Miners to Get Out

    Apr 05, 2018· The Kachin Independence Army on Thursday warned illegal mine workers in the Hukawng Valley, including gold and amber miners, to leave as the group plans to launch guerrilla attacks against the Myanmar Army and plant landmines in the area starting April 10. “You have all been warned to leave the mining areas.

  • Myanmar: More than 160 killed in jade mine landslide

    Jul 02, 2020· Myanmar: More than 160 killed in jade mine landslide illegal and dangerous mining in Hpakant and ensure companies that engage in these practices are no longer able to operate,” it