kachin jade mines project in myanmar

  • Digging deeper inside the Hpakant jade mine

    The Hpakant jade mines in Kachin State are believed to be Myanmars most valuable natural resource with some estimates suggesting jade worth as much as US$31 billion is being extracted annually.

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  • Myanmar Jade Mine Disaster Feared to Have

    23 4 2019· MANDALAY MyanmarAt least 54 jade miners in northern Myanmar were believed to be dead on Tuesday after a huge mound of tailings collapsed into an open pit mine burying workers and heavy equipment officials said. The disaster occurred late Monday night in the remote Hpakant area of Kachin

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  • Smuggling Away Myanmars Chance for Peace

    31 5 2017· A buyer checks a jade stone near a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state Myanmar (November 29 2015). A government led peace process aimed at ending 60 years of civil war has little chance of success according to civil society groups until

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  • Myanmar landslide 90 dead at Kachin jade mine

    A landslide at a jade mine has killed at least 90 people in northern Myanmar witnesses say. The victims were buried when a vast heap of waste material discarded by the mining companies collapsed in Kachin state Myanmar media reported. Many of the dead were scavengers living on or near the waste dumps who search

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  • Myanmars Jade Fueled War The Diplomat

    31 5 2018· Myanmars national armed forces known locally as the Tatmadaw control most of its flow while the majority of financing comes from Chinese investors and their affiliates inside Myanmar. The Kachin Independence Army or KIA a rebel group that is engaged in a civil war against the Myanmar government over their right to self govern also

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  • Battling for Blood Jade TIME

    17 4 2018· In recent years demonstrations have erupted over a Chinese controlled dam project and copper mine. But because the jade business is so opaque its hard for Burmese to know what to protest against. Everyone knows the Chinese control almost all the jade mines says Lamai Gum Ja the Kachin activist who is also involved in the trade.

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  • JADE PHOTO COLLECTION HPAKANT MINE KACHIN STATE MYANMAR

    Phakant jade mine mYANMAR placer collectors dangereous life more than 100 death 5 time placer landslide Man and rock exist in inverse value in the Himalayan foothills of Myanmars Kachin state wedged between India and China.

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  • Myanmar jade industry gathers dust despite China

    19 7 2018· Myanmar and Guatemala are the world's principal sources of gem stone. Around 80% of Myanmar's jade comes from Kachin state according to a government official. Many people scavenge for jade in homes of making income. Details about such mine accidents are scarce.

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  • Myanmar Government Halts Operations at

    Myanmar is suspending operations at more than 2 000 jade mines in the resource rich Hpakant region of northern Myanmars Kachin state until environmental impact studies have been completed a state official said of the government's latest response to a series of deadly landslides.

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  • Military Officers Transferred Over Jade Mine Bribes

    23 5 2018· Myanmars vast jade trade is secretly controlled by networks of military elites drug lords and crony companies associated with the military the report says. It describes jade mining as a significant driver of Myanmars most serious armed conflict between the central government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).

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  • Open Data Myanmar Jade

    Myanmar's Kachin State where the world's richest jade mines are located is on China's southern border. Explore the jade industry through Data Stories Data Tools and Datasets. This project sheds light on an industry that has historically been shrouded in secrecy. The project uses the latest data made available through transparency initiatives.

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  • Myanmars deadly jade mining The ASEAN Post

    Myanmars jade mining industry was dealt another blow last month when a landslide left more than 50 people feared dead. In a poorly regulated industry plagued by corruption dozens die each year in Myanmars jade mining landslides with last months deaths the latest in a long string of accidents to befall the Hpakant area of Kachin

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  • Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Kachin

    Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Kachin State Burmese Govt July 9 2014 by thiha YANGONIn northern Myanmar where the vast majority of the worlds jade is produced mining companies will soon be allowed to resume operations following a two year hiatus due to armed conflicts.

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  • Myanmar landslide 90 dead at Kachin jade mine

    21 11 2015· A landslide at a jade mine has killed at least 90 people in northern Myanmar witnesses say. The victims were buried when a vast heap of waste material discarded by the mining companies collapsed in Kachin state Burmese media reported. Many of

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  • Lethal landslips and drug addiction Myanmar's

    25 2 2019· Control over revenues at the Hpakant jade mines in Kachin believed to be Myanmars most valuable resource have spurred an ongoing armed conflict between the Myanmar army and the Kachin Independence army for nearly six decades.

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  • Jade Global Witness

    The most valuable jade in the world is found in the Kachin hills of northern Myanmar. This 12 month investigation reveals it is worth far more than previously thought up to US$31 billion in 2014 alone. That is equivalent to nearly half the GDP of the whole country which badly needs it.

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  • Myanmar landslide 'Many missing' at Kachin jade

    23 11 2015· Many people are still missing after a massive landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin state. At least 104 bodies have now been recovered with some estimates saying more than 100 people are still missing. The incident happened in Hpakant on Saturday when a

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  • Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Myanmar

    8 7 2014· A senior official from the Myanmar Gems Enterprise under the Ministry of Mines said that before 2012 about 700 jade mining companies worked in Kachin States Hpakant and Lone Khin areas where most of the jade is sourced. Companies whose licenses are still active to explore jade mines can continue their work.

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  • Myanmar Photo Gallery of Burma's Jade Mines in

    6 11 2015· For the Chinese jades luster represents good fortune prosperity and longevity. For impoverished Burmese toiling in squalid mines it represents escape or at least the dream of it. The reality as captured by Burmese photographer Minzayar Oo is that as Burma emerges from a

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  • Myanmars Kachin State Holds The Richest Jade

    Home Video Myanmars Kachin State Holds The Richest Jade Mines in the world. Coming soon We show how the massive and dirty Myanmar jade industry contributes to the countrys deadly armed conflict and why reform is critical in forging a lasting peace. See the trailer here Posted by Global Witness on Monday May 15 2017.

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  • Startling Photos Capture Myanmar's $31 Billion

    17 5 2017· Company workers discover a jade boulder weighing almost 200 tons and worth an estimated $170 million at a licensed mining site in Hpakant Kachin Myanmar. Illegal miners crawl over a hillside at a company mining waste site. A team of illegal miners hired by a local trader work at a jade mine in Hpakant Kachin Myanmar.

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  • Land and right abuses in the jade industry in

    It is estimated that around 70 percent of the worlds jadeite a variety of jade comes from Myanmar . One of the main production sites is located in Hpakan in Kachin state an area where an ethnic conflict between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar army has been running for decades.

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  • Myanmars dangerous jade trade The ASEAN Post

    When mining for jade these people work in mines with little or no protection along with the spectre of a landslide always looming over their heads. Sources Various sources. The Wild West conditions on the ground in Myanmars jade mines and trading industry is due to the institutional environment that the industry operates in.

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  • Myanmar Photo Gallery of Burma's Jade Mines in

    6 11 2015· For the Chinese jades luster represents good fortune prosperity and longevity. For impoverished Burmese toiling in squalid mines it represents escape or at least the dream of it. The reality as captured by Burmese photographer Minzayar Oo is that as Burma emerges from a

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  • jade mine landslide in Hpakant Kachin State

    26 7 2018· Hpakant landslide Hpakant slump Hpakant mudslide Myanmar landslide Myanmar slump Myanmar mudslide jade mine landslide jade mine slump jade mine mudsl Skip navigation Sign in

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  • Deadly Myanmar Landslide at Jade Mine May

    23 4 2019· A landslide at a northern Myanmar jade mine is believed to have killed at least 50 people. Myanmar lawmaker Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered from the landslide that occurred Monday at a waste dump near the Kachin Mine in the Hpakant area of Kachin state.

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  • Monster jade stone mined in Kachin State The

    Monster jade stone mined in Kachin State Han Oo Khin 01 Feb 2010 As big as these jade stones on show at a gems and jade auction in Yangon in November 2007 they are tiny in comparison to one unearthed by Max Myanmar Company at its mine in Kachin State that weighs 115 tonnes.

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  • Slow genocide Myanmars invisible war on the

    14 5 2018· A jade trader displays his wares. Kachin State in Myanmar is home to lucrative jade and amber mines. Photograph The Washington Post/Getty Images San Htoi says the war in Kachin is primarily a war over rich natural resources.

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  • Myanmars Natural Resources Minister Inspects

    Myanmars natural resources minister on Friday began an inspection tour of the Hpakant jade mines and Mohnyin gold mines in Kachin state where local residents are concerned about the environmental damage and deadly accidents their operations have caused a state government official said.

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  • At least 13 killed in Kachin jade mine landslide

    At least 13 jade mine workers and security guards in northern Myanmar were killed in a landslide Sunday authorities said as rescuers frantically searched for more victims. Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining a dangerous and poorly regulated industry in Kachin state between the country's borders with China and India.

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  • Asia Times Over 50 killed in Myanmar mine

    Miners search for jade stones at a mine dump at a Hpakant jade mine in Kachin state Myanmar November 25 2015. Photo Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun. Over 50 killed in Myanmar mine collapse. Disaster puts a spotlight on rising death toll in Kachin states under regulated mines. By Asia Times staff.

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  • Landslides in a Jade Mine HpaKant Kachin State

    8 2 2019· Landslides in a Jade Mine HpaKant Kachin State Myanmar nawnaw lasa. Loading Unsubscribe from nawnaw lasa? Cancel Unsubscribe. Let's check! 19 YEARS OLD KACHIN BOY FOUND THIS JADE STONE IN HPAKANT JADE MINE KACHIN STATE MYANMAR

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  • GEOLOGICAL COLLECTION ABOUT MYANMAR

    GEOLOGICAL COLLECTION ABOUT MYANMAR JADE MINE A Case Study in Hpakant Jade Mine Area Kachin State. This study explores jade trade effects on economic system in the study area describe the influences of the economic system on sociocultural aspects of a community and elicit how jade trade affects the natural

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  • Kachin State

    Aside from the major towns and railway corridor Kachin State has been virtually independent from the mid 1960s through 1994 with an economy based on agriculture and trade with China including of jade. After a Myanmar army offensive in 1994 seized the jade mines from the KIO a peace treaty was signed permitting continued KIO effective

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  • Kachin State

    Aside from the major towns and railway corridor Kachin State has been virtually independent from the mid 1960s through 1994 with an economy based on agriculture and trade with China including of jade. After a Myanmar army offensive in 1994 seized the jade mines from the KIO a peace treaty was signed permitting continued KIO effective

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  • Lessons from the Kachin development

    and jade mines sprang up along all the main rivers. Kachin State covers a total area of 16 083 sq. km. but 18% of it has become gold mines. In early 1994 there were only 13 gold mines in Hugawng Valley which is known as the worlds largest tiger reserve. Now there are 31 main mines and over 100 mid sized hydraulic and pit mines ravaging the

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