Larry C. Price

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  • February 17, 2015

    Technically illegal but practiced openly, small-scale mining activity is everywhere. This region once hosted large gold mining operations which exploited the rivers and clear-cut hundreds of thousands of acres in search of promising deposits after securing the necessary permits from the Indonesian government. Today, large-scale gold projects still operate in regions across Borneo. However, constant rumors of rich deposits in the rivers and in the tailings left in remote areas by abandoned large-scale sites are incentive for thousands of small-scale miners to set up illegal operations. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2014

    In the Philippines, people desperate to make a living dive into muddy waters in makeshift mines in search of gold. Continue reading