To whom it might concern:
After reading your articles on gold mining, I would like to offer the
following There is a mining company in Columbia,
Corporacion Oro Verde, that is using sustainable techniques and is
fair trade. It operates in the Choco region of Columbia, and they
mine both gold and platinum, as they are found together in this
We are a small custom jewelry company selling via the internet. We
have been importing refined gold and platinum from Oro Verde for the
past year and a half. We are currently the only jewelers in the US
doing this even though customer response to our green gold and
platinum has been overwhelmingly positive. Hopefully, as journalists
begin to discover and report on "clean" alternatives while exposing
"dirty" gold they will bring necessary light to the various global
efforts underway in support of green mining. Utilising both
reclaimed/recycled metals and green mined materials the majority of
our gold and platinum demand could be satisfied.
Oro-Verde operates under the Foundation Amigos del Chocos (which has
other projects as well). There is an extensive network of
professionals and community leaders providing oversight and
verification to insure adherence to the requirements set out to
qualify the processes as certifiably sustainable.
Here are their web sites where you could begin your investigation.
The person(s) to contact would be Lina Villa-Cordoba or Blanca Inez
Thank you for your time.
Owners Sumiche Jewelry, Co.