Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Even the ‘Good’ Gold Mines Are Pretty Bad

Originally published by Vice on 24/04/16 Despite gold’s pristine reputation, extracting it can be messy business as I learned one sunny day in mid-April of last year. There in Long Canyon, on the edge of Nevada’s Ruby Mountains, ridgetops lay flattened, and hills ribboned with carved out steppes. Despite the...