Jewellery’s big challenge: Cleaning up gold, a conflict mineral – Vogue Business — Tiny Life

Barbara Crane Navarro

Gold is a conflict mineral. Gold mining creates devastation & deforestation in the Amazon, & jewellery company sourcing policies can’t account for it! Advocates are urging the industry to come up with solutions. SOLUTION: #DoNotBuyGOLD! Jewellery’s big challenge: Cleaning up gold, a conflict mineral – Vogue Business https://ift.tt/3jYW1nY Jewellery’s big challenge: Cleaning up gold, a[…]

Jewellery’s big challenge: Cleaning up gold, a conflict mineral – Vogue Business — — Tiny Life

Amazon rain forest deforestation, Agua Branca gold mining site, Para State, Brazil. (Photo by Ricardo Funari/Brazil Photos/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Gold mining and Amazon deforestation – hydraulic mining known as the”chupadeira system”is a form of gold mining that uses high-pressure jets of water to dislodge rock material or move sediment. Prospectors deforest the designated work area and then excavate down to the level of ore-bearing material. Large and deep holes are made in the former forest land. Mercury is…

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