Illegal mining crackdown on Lihir Island

LIHIR Island, home to Lihir Gold’s namesake gold mine that is expected to produce 700,000-770,000 ounces of gold this year, is experiencing growing illegal mining activity according to local police who have recently made several arrests.

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Illegal mining is often done by small teams of locals, who extract gold from areas within the mining lease of Lihir Gold.

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