Solomon Islands

Can the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific?

CATHERINE WILSON on MONGABAY | 15 November 2017 After 17 years of foreign ownership and a checkered environmental history, the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge mine is now being led by a local landowner-driven joint venture. The company saw its first major test in April 2016, when rainfall triggered a spillover from the mine’s tailing dam. […]

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