Feb 5, 2016

Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse

Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said. The collapse at the mine’s main entrance trapped 87 workers underground, all of whom ...

Jul 20, 2015

China says gold stash rose almost 60% in six years

China’s official gold reserves rose by almost 60 percent over the past six years, according to the first official data on the subject since 2009. The central People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said bullion holdings rose to 1,658 tons as of the end of ...

Mar 24, 2015

Human feces contain gold worth millions: study

Human feces contains gold and other precious metals that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, experts say. Now the trick is how to retrieve them — a potential windfall that could also help save the planet. “The gold we found was at ...

Gold bar sales balloon as inflation hedge

Jan 23, 2014

Gold bar sales balloon as inflation hedge

Gold sales by Japan’s biggest bullion retailer surged 63 percent to a five-year high as prices slumped and investors sought refuge from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to stoke inflation and weaken the yen. Sales of bars to local investors by Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo ...

Chinese flee Ghana gold crackdown

Jul 21, 2013

Chinese flee Ghana gold crackdown

When he saw the trucks full of police and soldiers rumbling across the muddy field where he mines gold, Emmanuel Quainn ran. But they weren’t coming for him. They were after his Chinese counterparts, who had turned up about a year ago to dig ...