The gold nugget is also about 1,000 times cheaper than solid gold.
Company confirms that the Institute for Water Management in Minas Gerais (IGAM) found levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic elements many times higher than the legal maximums along the river.
The UN’s human rights agency also said the companies did not take enough measures to prevent the disaster.
While the law lets citizens mine, sell and own riches mined in space, it does not grant sovereignty, ownership, exclusive rights or jurisdiction over any celestial body.
Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought — in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age.
Until now, there was no legislature clarifying issues such as whether resources mined from celestial bodies could be sold on Earth.
The accident would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the abandoned mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, says document.
The environmental group is after Vattenfall's lignite business in eastern Germany, in a bid to scale back the operations put up for sale by the Swedish state-owned energy giant.
Australian researchers have found a way to use diamonds to act as beacons in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and identify cancerous tumours before they become life-threatening.
A team of scientists is warning that current level of water used by oil sands producers may not be sustainable.
According to environmental scientist Peter Erskine, Australia will be left with a bill running into tens of billions of dollars unless the government starts taking mine rehabilitation seriously.
BHP’s coal chief believes the commodity is likely to remain under pressure for a while.
The companies will share access to data and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility — the world’s first full chain power sector CCS project.
The company still denies the alleged violations, but has agreed to settle the case solely to avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation, it said.
The remaining 55 pipelines affected by a suspension order must stay closed until the company can demonstrate they're safe.
The largest synthetic crude oil processing facility in Canada is slowly recovering from a fire that damaged equipment and communication lines over the weekend.
The finding is more than double the age of the previous oldest known occurrence of reidite, believed to have formed about 450 million years ago.
U.S. Rare Earths Inc. will apply a new method that assists in the recycling, recovery and extraction process of the coveted elemenst, used as ingredients in magnets, batteries, catalytic converters and high-tech products
The Congress-led investigation aims to determine the agency’s role in triggering a 3-million-gallon toxic spill into Colorado’s Animas River on Aug. 5.
The goal is to develop an image algorithm that can classify material in a gold mine as high, medium or low grade ore, or waste.
Beginning this fall, the company will start digging the first in a series of pits, each the size of a football stadium, in Utah, about 265km (165 miles) from Salt Lake City.
Scientists from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K believe ancient sea water helped to the formation of diamonds hundreds of kilometres underground.
Not metaphorically, but literally – the deep sea is a gold mine, and that is just scratching the surface.
The World Coal Association (WCA) has today called for governments worldwide to show a genuine commitment to widening the deployment of all low emission technologies, in order to meet global energy needs and make significant cuts in CO2 emissions.
The Atlantic province has ended a program that guaranteed small-scale energy producers a sustainable fee for their electricity, and gave citizens an incentive to use renewable energy.
About 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater, triple previous estimates, have poured from an old Colorado gold mine into local streams since Wednesday last week.
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