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Dr. 1502-Love: Or, How We All Need to Stop Worrying and Love the Term ‘Not DRC Conflict-Free’


Thursday, November 21st, 2013 | by Brad A. Brooks-Rubin

In July, our latest ASM-PACE report was released, focusing on the ASM of gold and tin – two ‘conflict minerals’ under the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502 – in the Itombwe (…)

Ninja miners and rural change in Mongolia


Friday, November 1st, 2013 | by Cristina Villegas

I was recently in Mongolia to give a presentation on artisanal mining and conservation for the “Sustainable Artisanal Mining Project” (“SAM”) funded by the Swiss and co-implemented with the Mongolian (…)