In Guinea, an illegal $6b gold ‘bonanza’ threatens endangered chimpanzees

ChimpanzeeOn July 19, Australian mining firm Predictive Discovery posted a breathless press release on its website. “Bonanza”-grade gold had been discovered at its Bankan exploration site in a remote part of eastern Guinea. Drilling samples were indicating that the deposits at the site were massive — 3.65 million ounces, the company later estimated, worth more […]

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