Gold mining in eastern DRC
Gold mining in the DR Congo’s (DRC) Ituri Region has been practised since the discovery of alluvial gold there 1904. No one is quite sure how many gold sites are in operation at any one time, but it is estimated that there are more than 100,000 artisanal - or small-scale - gold miners in the region alone. Although the DRC’s Mining Code contains numerous health and safety regulations, few are adhered to.
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