Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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“Mining In Nigeria” is a TV programme by Ministry of Mines and Steel Development which features News, Interviews, Field Reports, Analysis and Vox pop about Nigerian Mining Industry The programme also provides technical information on mining equipment, mining leases and location among others.
7 List of Africa Gemstones Ruby Ruby is known for being a blood red colored gemstone, which comes from countries like Mozambique, Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania. A ruby’s value is determined by its clarity, cut, carat weight, and color. Typically the more transparent the ruby is, the higher the value. Rubies can be valued up to $1,500 a carat depending on its clarity, origin, and color. In the past the best quality Rubies have come from Burma. But with the opening of the Mozambique Ruby mine, there is a new player on the market that can offer the same rich color as Burmese ruby. Paraiba Tourmaline The Brazilian gem was discovered in the 1980s. In the early 2000s, these gemstones were also found in Nigeria and Mozambique.The distinct green-blue colored stone is very noticeable. These are a popular choice for celebrities and are very expensive. In fact, estimates cost for the stone is $16,000 for just one carat of this stunning gem. Garnet Garnetsare known for their reddish color, but there are rare varieties of this gem that can be found in pink, green, brown, black, yellow, or even completely colorless. These are just some of the colors that this beautiful gemstone has. The best quality of this stone can be found in Tanzania. Zircon Zircon gems are generally found in South Africa, around the Limpopo Belt. The colorless version of this gemstone is often used as a substitute for diamonds, which make them to be referred in the local area as “Matura diamond”. These are smaller sized gemstones,generally only sized between 0.1 and 0.3mm. Highly saturated blue versions of this gemstones can go for about $400 a carat. Tanzanite This gem can only be found in Tanzania, this gemstone was named for its country of origin by the luxury jewelry company “Tiffany & Co.” and introduced this gem to the world in 1968. The value of this gem is dependent on its clarity, weight, and cut. It can be valued at around $700 per carat. Tsavorite Garnet This stunning green gemstone has a strong resemblance to the emerald, but it is actually part of the garnet group of gemstones. The tsavorite stands out because it has an intense and brighter quality of green Topaz Topaz is a stunning gemstone that offers a lot of hardness, which is why it is a popular choice for jewelry. These gemstones are most commonly found in Nigeria, though varieties can also be found in Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are different colors of topaz, but the varieties from Africa are typically yellow, golden brown, and varying shades of blue. Welcome world, this channel is mega news and will be your best friend. It started on Feb 5 , 2017, enjoyed it and much more presenting about jewelry,gemstone and so on. It just decided keep on going,subscribe here, and it makes the pain worth it. you will find the exclusive, unique and branded of jewelry, gemstone for around the world More about me, please subscribe this channel and our official social media. Hopefully enjoy our channel mega news! Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/Mega-News-1728374423845386/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/meganews77 Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/113281215443356264322 Tumblr ► https://meganews77.tumblr.com/ Pinterest ► https://pinterest.com/meganews77/ Reddit ► https://www.reddit.com/user/MegaNews77/ Linkedin ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/mega-news-858b93137 LiveJournal ► http://meganews77.livejournal.com/ Please Like & Subscribe Mega News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0P4_2nrwEMw2A1TCsfQYdg https://youtu.be/Wq0Us9YxjuU
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Kenya is sitting on a gold mine and that is the mining sector. A geological survey by a London company reports that Kenya has presence of at least 20 minerals but only a few deposits have been quantified beyond gold, copper, coal and iron ore that have been named. Gemstones like tanzanite and ruby stones are some of them. Just what will it take to get the mining industry booming? Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
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The mining of minerals in Nigeria accounts for only 0.3% of its GDP, due to the influence of its vast oil resources. The domestic mining industry is underdeveloped, leading to Nigeria having to import minerals that it could produce domestically, such as salt or iron ore. Rights to ownership of mineral resources is held by the Nigerian government, which grants titles to organizations to explore, mine, and sell mineral resources. Organized mining began in 1903 when the Mineral Survey of the Northern Protectorates was created by the British colonial government. A year later, the Mineral Survey of the Southern Protectorates was founded. By the 1940s, Nigeria was a major producer of tin, columbite, and coal. The discovery of oil in 1956 hurt the mineral extraction industries, as government and industry both began to focus on this new resource. The Nigerian Civil War in the late 1960s led many expatriate mining experts to leave the country. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Small scale tantalite mining in Nigeria. Trommel, Jigs, shaking table.
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“Mining In Nigeria” is a TV programme by Ministry of Mines and Steel Development which features News, Interviews, Field Reports, Analysis and Vox pop about Nigerian Mining Industry The programme also provides technical information on mining equipment, mining leases and location among others.
As Nigeria heads into the pre-election season in the second half of the year, Cyril Azobu, a Partner, and Head of Consulting and Mining Leader at PWC Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the likely activities to shape the mining sector in this period. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
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Unregulated mining of Blue Sapphire on the mambilla plateau,Nigeria.
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Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies. The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
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NTA Insight interviews the Director General of the Gemological Institute of Nigeria (GIN) and President of the Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba on issues in the mining of Solid Minerals in Nigeria, Prof. Adesugba takes us through the history of mining in Nigeria, its current status, problems and possibilities.
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This week Laura Cornish, editor of Mining Review Africa speaks about the reasons why the future of the Nigerian mining industry has a positive outlook. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development in Nigeria, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is determined to deliver a profitable mining industry in the country. Fayemi hopes to see a mining industry that contributes significantly to the economy within the next decade. He has pointed out that the government in Nigeria is focusing on the development and growth of seven strategic minerals – coal, lead/zinc, iron-ore, gold, bitumen, barites and limestone.
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Part 2 of the first capacity building training for artisanal & small scale gemstone miners in Jos, Nigeria. February4-5, 2015. Conceived by Aniki-Canaf Resources and Miners Association of Nigeria. Delivered by Miners Association of Nigeria. Funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) grant.
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Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found This video is only intended for people with the crystals from this pocket, thats why the video is a bit boring and I'm numbering all the pieces. All the piece from this pocket has been sold or given away, but I have several more pockets available in the future like this. Please visit http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks to purchase crystals I've found
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Improving Mines Security is one of the major focus of this administration. Insecurity of Mining sites and miners alike has hitherto been a challenge in the Nigerian Mining industry, this episode of Mining in Nigeria x-rays government's effort in ensuring safety of mines in order to boost investors' confidence in the mining industry.
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe At least 160 people have died in Northern Nigeria, and this number is likely to increase as villagers continue to expose themselves to lead poisoning from illegal gold mining. The discovery of a gold deposit triggered a "gold rush" among impoverished farmers who dug up rocks by hand, unaware that the ore contained dangerously high concentrations of lead. Nigerian authorities have asked for assistance from various international agencies, including the World Health Organisation, to help contain the outbreak. But the Nigerian government has not stepped in to curb the illegal mining. It is reported that at least 111 of those killed were children, many of them under the age of five. Inside Story asks: Just why do these people run this risk? How does it impact the environment? And what can governments do to stop illegal mining? At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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G.B gems is a company dealing in precious and semi precious stones since 2005. Since its inception it has dealt with stones of various types like Ruby , Emerald , Sapphire , Turmaline , Aquamarine , etc G.B specializes in all sorts of semi precious and precious stones which are collected from the the far off mines through out the world. We have a vast nectwork of people who deal and work with miners. We can provide the best quality stones as per the need of our clients. Our moto is the provision of quality stones to our custommers and their ultimate satisfaction.
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Six years ago local hunters stumbled on one of the world's largest deposit of rubies in the northern province of Mozambique, a potential source of riches for a country in which much of the population lives on less than a dollar a day. The deposits are now being mined by a local company, Mwriti, in partnership with a British company, Gemfields, which owns the luxury Fabergé brand and prides itself on the ethical sourcing of precious stones - "completely traceable from mine to market". Their joint venture, 75 percent owned by Gemfields, controls a concession that covers 340 square kilometres of land and promises to be hugely profitable. But disturbing allegations have emerged that threaten to cast a dark shadow over the project. For this episode of Africa Investigates, Mozambican journalist Estacio Valoi joined forces with award-winning filmmaker Callum Macrae to find out more. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The Nigerian government says it will harness Chinese technology to improve its mining sector and attract more foreign investment. The Nigerian mining sector contributes about 3 percent to the country's current GDP, but the government has a long-term goal to increase its share.
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday disclosed that the country’s mining sector will receive $600 million investment fund through the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and others. Osinbajo disclosed this while declaring open the ongoing three-day National Mining Summit, with the theme, ‘Unearthing Nigeria’s Mining Sector’, in Abuja. “We are currently working with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and others to assemble a $600m investment fund for the sector. Internationally we have secured $150m in funding from the World Bank for the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MSSED).” He expressed optimism that with the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the country will achieve its target of seven per cent economic growth rate by 2020, with more aggressive growth rate of 8.54 percent for the mining sector. The Acting President said the mining sector will contribute $27 billion to the country’s GDP in 2025. He said: “I am pleased to be here today joining you at this national mining summit. Importantly it underscores the earth moving task before us and the enormous opportunities. Yes we need to unearth this incredible source of growth and development for us before our continent. “For us in Nigeria, this summit is also a key step towards implementing our economic recovery and growth plan launched in April by President Buhari. The mining sector is a priority for the Nigerian government and a crucial part of our economic growth and diversification agenda. “We have also secured funding from both domestic and international sources for investment in the solid mineral industry. From the public purse, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been granted access to the mining sector component of our natural resources development fund for a sum of N30bn , approximately a $100m, an intervention fund from the federal government. ‘’This is partly to help provide cheap loans and grants to industry participants as well as for direct investing in foundational infrastructure.” Apart from financial investments, he said government was also addressing the challenge of the lack of geological data. “The Nigerian geological and survey agency is undertaking the additional ground investigation nationwide to upgrade our national minerals’ database so that we can more easily attract financial investment, as well as assure operators of the scope of operations required for further exploration and mining. “We’ve also signed memoranda of understanding and technical cooperation agreements with the China Geological service, Shandong Mineral Exploitation Agency; and the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco,” he said.
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Oil War, 2005 - Nigeria is one of many developing countries to have discovered oil, and as is often the case, the rich get richer, and the poor suffer more than just loss of income. For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/18595/short-films/oil-war.html The kidnapping of four oil workers in the Niger Delta threatens to wreck havoc on the world's already red hot oil market. We bring back two pertinent reports on Nigeria's oil wars. Includes extensive interviews with militia leader, Asari. Nigeria's lucrative oil reserves may have enriched its politicians but they've brought little but misery to ordinary people. Now, a rebel group is fighting for a share of the profits. "I need help. I need help," begs a woman, clutching her young children in despair. Her home has just been demolished to create luxury housing for foreign oil workers. "The oil boom has turned into the oil doom!" laments Pastor Lekia. Across the Niger Delta, there's growing resentment at the oil industry. "Corruption pervades the whole place, starting with the way contracts are awarded," complains lawyer Ledum Mittee. "There seems to be some sort of collusion between the oil companies and those in power." But militia leader Asari Dokubo has vowed to sever that link. He's fighting to seize control of the oil and give it back to the people. "We own the oil!" he proclaims. "The thieves are the people in Abuja." And across Nigeria, young men are flocking to his call. Last September, he spooked the international markets and forced the price of oil to $50 a barrel by threatening to attack foreign oil companies. The government was forced to agree a truce but he's threatened to rearm unless oil companies leave. Nigerians no longer expect help from their own government. It's militia leaders like Asari who are winning their trust. Produced by ABC Australia. Ref - 2683 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Watch more https://rtd.rt.com/tags/illegal-mining/ The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction and poverty. Under Belgian rule, Congolese labourers were often required to meet quotas when mining different minerals. Failure could mean punishment by having a hand cut off with a machete. The country gained independence in 1960, but that didn’t put a stop to slave and child labour or to crimes being committed to extract and exploit the minerals. Warring militant fractions from inside the country and beyond seized control of mines for their own benefit while terrorising local populations. For our translator, Bernard Kalume Buleri, his country’s history of turmoil is very personal; like most Congolese people, he and his family fell victim to the unending mineral based power struggle. Born in the year of his country’s independence, he has lived through war and seen his homeland torn apart by violent looting and greed. His story is a damning testament, illustrating how nature’s bounty, instead of being a blessing, becomes a deadly curse. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Nigerian geological survey has signed an all-encompassing memorandum of understanding with the Chinese National Geological Survey to partner with the ministry of mines and steel development in the exploration of the mining sector in Nigeria. The two sides reached the understanding at the first mining investment road show held by the ministry in Beijing.
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There is literally gold in the ground under and around many villages in Zamfara State, in northern Nigeria. And since the price of gold has spiked, many local people have been digging without a license. Government officials blame their operations for a massive lead poisoning outbreak. But activists say punishing miners would make the health crisis worse. Heather Murdock has more.
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This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
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Alluvial diamond mining remains the major source of Sierra Leone’s hard currency earnings accounting for nearly half of the country’s exports. Sierra Leone is renowned for the quality of its diamonds and for the recovery of some spectacularly large stones of very high value from its alluvial deposits.
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Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor, going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews ABC Australia - Ref 6514 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Dimension Stones opportunities in Nigeria This Episode of Mining in Nigeria presents a special feature on dimension stone process from quarry to market. Quarry mining has contributed emersely to the growth and development of the solid minerals sector.
We follow the young men coming to South Africa and risking their lives in the abandoned gold mines of Durban Deep. The gold mine is an hour outside Johannesburg and was closed down 12 years ago, after commercial mining companies moved on. Now illegal miners descend half a kilometre underground, through make-shift tunnels, and use explosives to blow apart the rock in search of gold. There are dangers both inside and outside the mines, local gangs control the area, and rapes and murders are now commonplace.
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Tin Mining in Jos started way back in1902 and by the mid 1940s the British government formally entered tin exploration and mining in the region making it the number one foreign export from Nigeria. However, the discovery of oil in the mid 1950s and the subsequent shift in emphasis from tin mining left present day Plateau State with the huge challenge posed by degradation and devastation, with over 4,000 abandoned mining ponds dotting the state, neglected and have continually posed a serious threat to the environment and the inhabitants. Quite a lot of damages have been meted on the land, particularly around the Jos area of Plateau State.
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Nigeria's first operational mechanised gold processing facility.
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