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Romania mine protests may have been staged by "eco-anarchists"
- Romania’s domestic spy agency has been monitoring developments involving Gabriel Resources' (GBRRF.PK) planned Rosia Montana gold mine for years, its chief acknowledges, saying some demonstrations against the project have been manipulated by “eco-anarchists."
- The country's president, however, had said the protests opposing the mine were genuine while rallies in support of the mine in Transylvania were “fabricated.”
- Rosia Montana would be Europe's biggest gold mine, sitting on ~314 tons of gold and 1,500 tons of silver; proponents have been trying to get permits for 14 years but so far no date has been set for it to begin operating.