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Dear Reader,
we would like to provide you with some more in-depth information about the island of Bougainville, the people who are living there, the island´s mineral resources, mining on Bougainville as well as today´s most crucial challenges in Bougainville´s strive for a better future.
On the island of Bougainville, situated in the Pacific Ocean, you can find one of the richest if not the richest copper and gold deposits in the world. Add other huge mineral deposits of various precious metals and you realise what treasures are there in the soil of Bougainville. Unfortunately, there is a mining moratorium in place so all these treasures must not be raised. But lifting the moratorium and allowing mining again could bring prosperity to the island. Especially to those who had suffered the most in the last 19 years and who are still suffering from current conditions on the island: the people!
So, do you want to learn more about Bougainville? Then please read and enjoy the information we gathered and which we want to share with you. Whilst we believe we have ideas and suggestions how to actually overcome the current crisis we would also like to hear back from you. Whether it is things you are missing, suggestions how to improve the situation on the island or any other thing you would like to let us know please do not hesitate to get in touch. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated!
Please understand that some pages have restricted access. Only our paying members can use them.
Axel G. Sturm
Axel G. Sturm
Axel G. Sturm





The European Shareholders of Bougainville Copper (ESBC)