Friday, 17 April 2009

Oro Verde ® (Green Gold)

Oro Verde ® (Green Gold) is the first initiative to certify responsibly mined artisanal metals. Based in the verdant, rainforest region of Chocó in Colombia, Oro Verde ® comprises of mining families in the municipalities of Tado and Condoto. Ensuring that working practices are fair and environmentally friendly, miners receive a premium for the ‘green’ gold, which is re-invested back into the community, and employ a method of extracting the gold that does not involve the use of mercury and cyanide.

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