In 2020, Everything That Glitters Is Gold

As interest rates sink, this precious metal is sailing.

Can the Mining Industry Really Become 'Responsible'?

Mexican consultants Mónica Cantú and Vivian Heredia are disrupting a notorious sector.

Lithium Isn’t the New Gold — Yet

It was supposed to be the most valuable mineral of the future.

The Philippine Divers Digging Undersea to Keep Gold Dreams Alive

Depleted deposits in shallow waters are forcing gold divers to take even bolder — and more dangerous — moves.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

In Portugal, Mines Aren’t for the Taking

The lithium mining industry is proving controversial in rural Europe.

This American’s Massive Congolese Copper Play Is Backed by China

Robert Friedland’s venture in Congo relies on Chinese cash, despite fears over Beijing’s influence in resource-rich countries.

Mining Nationalism Rises in Africa

The feud over an iron ore license is the latest to pit African governments against miners.

Look Closer: Snowy Hills ... or a Salty Secret?

Bolivian officials are fighting to keep foreign interests away from these salt flats.

Donald Dossier: Why Greenland Matters

It would be easy to laugh off President Trump’s diplomatic folly with Denmark.

She Is a Gold Digger: Women Strike It Big in East Africa

Women have traditionally occupied menial, low-paying jobs in this region’s gold mining industry.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

A Self-Made Mining Magnate Lifts Up a Forgotten Region

She built a business from scratch, and now Shirley Hayes is sitting on a copper bonanza in a downtrodden patch of South Africa.

Trump Digs Mining-Linked Jobs Out of a Hole

Nearly 100,000 new jobs for mining “support activities” have been created under the U.

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