Entries by Kirk Leech from 09/2011

Can a gold mine save a village?

| Posted 09.30.2011 | Huffington Post

Since antiquity Romania has been home to Europe's richest gold mines but after millennia of drilling much of the easily available gold has gone. As recently as 1989 one in ten of the population relied on gold for their livelihoods; today just 50,000 work the mines.