MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Welcome to Mines and Communities (MAC)

... website, a data base of around 14,000 articles covering 1856 mining companies with operations in 171 countries concerning 82 minerals and metals, published by a unique network of indigenous and solidarity NGOs, representing many thousands of people directly affected by the mining industry.

The most referenced countries are India (1777 articles), United States (1671), Canada (1285), The Philippines (1255) and Peru (864); the most referenced companies are Rio Tinto (1791), BHP Billiton (1115), Vedanta (790), Barrick Gold (702) and Anglo American (701); and the most referenced minerals/metals are Gold (4337), Copper (2914), Coal (2557), Iron & Steel (1686) and Uranium (959).


MAC was launched in 2001, and its priorities are governed by an editorial board, under our foundation statement, the London Declaration. We provide communities, NGOs, activists, the media - and the general public - with information about many aspects of global mining and its impacts.

As we celebrate our two decades commitment to respond to the needs of mining-affected communities and help them reach wider audiences, MAC looks ahead to be a more resilient, accessible knowledge resource. If you are able to support us, or for any other comments, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Find out more about the people and organisations behind the site.

  We have a new section looking at mining and Decarbonisation

  We have a section looking at mining and Covid-19

  And a feed page, which you can follow


Who's funding what in mining?

Need to know which banks and institutions are funding which mining companies - and where? From Money to Metals is an indispensable database and analysis, available on-line.

And as to who funds us, donations are vital to our work. Please help if you can. Your feedback will be much appreciated.

The London Declaration - 2008

The London Declaration is the founding document of Mines and Communities and encapsulates key demands being made by many communities affected by mining around the world.


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