Mining

5,000 year-old silver mine discovered at Thorikos in Greece

A team of mining archaeologists has investigated a 5,000-year-old silver mine in Thorikos, Greece.

The cramped mines were likely to have been worked by slaves, who endured the lack of light, fresh air, and temperatures that hovered around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, as archaeology.org reports.

Greek court annuls govt decision to suspend Eldordo Gold mining

A Greek top administrative court on Monday annulled the government decision to suspend Canadian Eldorado Gold’s mining operations in northern Greece. Eldorado had appealed to overturn a ban on its plans to develop a gold mine in a forested area of northern Greece in a case widely seen as a case of the leftist government contesting foreign investment.

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