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A Drier and Tainted Nevada

Friday, December 30th 2005 New York Times - A Drier and Tainted Nevada May Be Legacy of Gold Rush - The costs to Nevada, its neighbors and even to the rest of the country - are only now coming into focus as diminishing ores foreshadow gold mining's eventual demise and a more urbanized West begins to express concerns over water shortages and mining's other legacies.

Below a Mountain of Wealth

Tuesday, December 27th 2005 New York Times - Below a Mountain of Wealth, a River of Waste

Tangled Strands in Fight Over Peru Gold Mine

Tuesday, October 25th 2005 New York Times- The Yanacocha gold mine, the Newmont Mining Corporation and what happened when a first world company does business in a third-world country

Behind Golds Glitter

Tuesday, October 25th 2005 New York Times - There has always been an element of madness to gold's allure. For thousands of years, something in the eternally lustrous metal has driven people to the outer edges of desire - to have it and hoard it, to kill or conquer for it, to possess it like a lover. In the early 1500's, King Ferdinand of Spain laid down the priorities as his conquistadors set out for the New World. "Get gold," he told them, "Humanely if possible, but at all costs, get gold."