mining

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The Mine Disaster That Shook Turkey

A mine fire in May killed 301 men, making it the worst industrial disaster in Turkish history. This is the story of two men who lived through it.

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Sixty-Nine Days

How the Chilean miners survived.

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Raiders of the Congo

Two white security contractors set off into the remote interior. Within a week, a seemingly innocent man who crossed their path lay dead on the side of the road. The manhunt began.

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Buried Secrets

How a secretive Israel billionaire seized control of an untapped iron ore deposit beneath one of Africa’s poorest countries.

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The Miner’s Daughter

A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.

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It’s 2013, And They’re Burning ‘Witches’

In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, admist a mining boom, the public torture and killing of women accused of sorcery has returned.

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The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone

Bangka Island, a frequently lethal link in a global electronics supply chain.

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Mother of God, Child of Zeus

On the perils and poisons of mining for gold in southeastern Peru.