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Romania has a deep history with geology and with mining. Gold was mined since the Roman times. There was a lot of competition between nations to gain control over Romania’s gold fields in Transylvania.
Graffiti “Salvaţi Roşia Montană” (cf. rosiamontana.org) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The Rosia Montana gold and silver mining project in Romania’s Apuseni Mountains has been in and out of the environmental headlines in recent years. It is a fascinating case of the new market economy trying to conduct a dirty old industrial activity in a completely new and much cleaner way – at least in Romania.
Rosia Montana Roman Gold Mine