Nevada’s Jerritt Canyon mine criticized for safety violations

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The company Veris Gold USA, owner and operator of the Jerritt Canyon mine in Elko County, Nevada, is being the target of hard criticism by the assistant US secretary of labor. Apparently the gold mine has failed to protect its workers after federal inspectors issued more than 60 citations and orders related to health and safety … Read more

The five biggest mining fines of 2013

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From breaching environmental laws to violating safety rules, as well as “forgetting” about financial regulations, these mining bad boys have done almost all of it… just this year. Let’s take a look at the top five biggest mining penalties of 2013, all above the one-million-dollar mark. 1. $1.68 billion The company MMX Mineração e Metálicos … Read more