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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining World Gold Council

2019-11-19  The World Gold Council and its member companies support the responsible mining and trading of gold from all legitimate sources, including artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). The responsible development of gold resources both through large-scale mining (LSM) and ASM, especially when coupled with sound governance, has the potential ...

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Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

2019-10-15  An artisanal miner or small-scale miner (ASM) is a subsistence miner who is not officially employed by a mining company, but works independently, mining various minerals or panning for gold using their own resources. Small-scale mining includes enterprises or individuals that employ workers for mining, but generally using manually ...

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

2016-09-09  ARtISAnAl AnD SMAll-SC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA EID ENCE TO INFORM AN ‘ACTION DIALOGU E’ 6 iied.org Summary Introduction In Ghana, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has grown in size and significance. Its contribution to

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - World Bank

2013-11-21  Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining occurs in approximately 80 countries worldwide. There are approximately 100 million artisanal miners globally. Artisanal and small-scale production supply accounts for 80% of global sapphire, 20% of gold mining and up to 20% of diamond mining.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Without Mercury

2017-01-19  In many countries, elemental mercury is used in artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Mercury is mixed with gold-containing materials, forming a mercury-gold amalgam which is then heated, vaporizing the mercury to obtain the gold. This process can be very dangerous and lead to significant mercury exposure and health risks.

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining and health

2017-11-14  ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING AND HEALTH VI Foreword Millions of people in the developing world depend on artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) for their livelihoods. This wealth, however, can come at a price. ASGM has many associated environmental and

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Home - Artisanal Gold Council

Our Vision: We envision a formalized, environmentally sound, and socially responsible Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector that supplies Responsible Artisanal Gold™ to markets, attracts socially responsible investors and buyers, and encourages ethical consumer behaviours.

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Manual for Training Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners

regions artisanal mining is a secondary source of income for farmers, but in parts of the globe, artisanal mining is the main subsistence activity. Artisanal gold miners are typically poor, hard working, illiterate, with little or no formal education, under health stresses, malnourished and often somewhat transient.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - pubs.iied.org

2015-07-24  Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Thomas Hentschel, Felix Hruschka, and Michael Priester Challenges and Opportunities Thomas Hentschel, Felix Hruschka, and Michael Priester Projekt-Consult GmbH Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining More than 13 million people in the South are directly engaged in

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Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining, Uganda EJAtlas

Mining gold sector in Uganda, according official statistics, in 2016 contributed only 0.5 per cent to Gross Domestic Product (2) and for the last 15 years Uganda has never produced more than 30kg of gold annually (9). However, a study on artisanal and small-scale mining

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What is Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM)? - Fair

A common definition for the Artisanal Small-Scale Mining sector has not been adopted as its legal status, defining criteria, and local definitions vary from country to country 1. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) are formal or

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Ghana Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining - Scoping

Ghana Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining – Scoping Mission Report Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (USAID AMPR) Task Order Under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR II) IDIQ. The Ghana ASGM scoping mission was designed as a Component 4 activity in response to an expression of interest by the U.S. Embassy in ...

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - Levin Sources

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is responsible for many the minerals extracted annually: 15% of the world’s gold, 15% of its diamonds, 30% of its tin and as much as 80% of the global supply of colour gemstones. More than 40.5 million men, women and children (about the same as the population of Australia), in over 120 ...

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining - OECD

2019-11-02  One of the main areas of OECD's work in the responsible sourcing of minerals is to ensure that international standards do not further marginalise workers of the informal sector. This implies working on the formalisation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). ASM is a major source of mineral

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Responsible Supply Chains in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

2017-02-13  FAQ ON RESONSIBLE SULY CAINS IN ARTISANAL AND SALLSCALE GOLD INING 1 Responsible Supply Chains in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining FAQ Implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of

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Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining using Mercury -

2016-03-21  This video is about the use of mercury in extracting gold from rock and soil in Peru and Bolivia and the environmental health exposures.

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ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING

2017-09-22  document on the preparation of national action plans for artisanal and small-scale gold mining. • The UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership serves as a hub for information, best pract ices, and data on technical, social, gender, and labor aspects of ASGM.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining LandLinks

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), which refers to mining with minimal or no mechanization often in the informal sector, has increasingly captured the interest of governments, international organizations, and private corporations because of its growing role in national economies and its impacts on society and the environment. The ...

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Health Issues in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

2017-01-05  Health Issues in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Training for health professionals Version 1.0 One of the purposes of the manual is to help with implementation of Minamata Convention obligations as specified in Article 7; Annex C.

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Reducing Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small

2017-01-19  This sector is also responsible for the largest releases of mercury to the environment of any sector globally. A major source of air pollution from mercury, artisanal and small-scale gold mining releases approximately 400 metric tons of airborne elemental mercury each year.

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

2018-04-10  Artisanal and small-scale mining is also the source of the largest releases of mercury, estimated at 1,400 tonnes per year in 2011 according to the Minamata Convention. Exposure to mercury can have serious health impacts, including irreversible brain damage.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining - Transitioning

2010-06-11  Short video about Artisanal Gold Mining and Development, ... Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining - Transitioning Away from Isolation and Mercury Use dstapper. Loading ... Gold extraction with BORAX for small-scale

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How Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining Works

Many people are interested in small-scale artisanal gold mining (ASGM) because it is one of the most environmentally destructive economic activities out there. It is also an occupation pursued by tens of not hundreds of thousands

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Artisanal small-scale mining: Potential ecological disaster

Artisanal small-scale gold mining occupies approximately 20% of the total surface area, which is 564 km 2 (Dreschler 2001). Most people in this area have diversified to gold panning to sustain their livelihoods, making the area more vulnerable to associated risks.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

2018-04-11  The ASM Inventory section features interactive thematic maps on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, compiled from various global baseline studies published during the past two decades and updated with selected quantitative and qualitative data considered reliable.

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Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining: Background on the Sector

2016-12-14  Susan Egan Keane, Natural Resources Defense Council Ludovic Bernaudat, United Nations Industrial Development Organization Second Global Forum on ASGM Lima, Peru, September 2013 Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining: Background on the Sector

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - Responsible Jewellery

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Artisanal and small-scale mining producers are a critical part of the jewellery supply chain for gold and diamonds – both in terms of livelihoods and development opportunities, as well as the need to manage key risks.

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(PDF) Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

case of gold, for example, artisanal or small-scale miners may. recover only around 50% of the metal at the first stage by. amalgamation with mercury. ... Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Employment and Production in Selected Countries (continued) ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING

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Artisanal and small-scale mining Extractive Industries

2019-11-26  Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is largely an informal sector with limited available information on production, revenues, operations and even location of activities. Regulation of the sector is often inadequate and its

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Reducing global mercury pollution from small-scale

2019-11-29  Small-scale gold mining. Global mercury pollution affects millions of poor people in Southeast Asia, Africa, Central and South America who, in order to provide a livelihood, resort to gold mining using primitive equipment and low-tech approaches.

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining - OECD

2019-11-15  enable responsible sourcing of artisanally-mined gold. implement the Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance Sourcing Gold from Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - Frequently Asked Questions. This booklet provides practical guidance and answers frequently asked questions relating to sourcing gold from artisanal and small-scale mining ...

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining - OECD

2019-11-07  One of the main areas of OECD's work in the responsible sourcing of gold is to ensure that international standards do not further marginalise workers of the informal sector. This implies working on the formalisation of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector.

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Engaging Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners in the National Action Plan Development

2017-06-08  in artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing within its territory; (e) Strategies for promoting the reduction of emissions and releases of, and expo sure to, mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining and processing, including mercury-free methods; (f) Strategies for managing trade and preventing the diversion of mercury and

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REPORT ON ARTISANAL SMALL-SCALE MINING IN AFRICA

2018-01-22  ASGM Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining ASM Artisanal and Small Scale Mining ASMAN Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) Africa-Network AU African Union AUC African Union Commission Bn Billion CAR Central African Republic CASM Communities and Small Scale Mining CIRGL International Conference on the Great Lake Regions

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Mercury-free, small-scale artisanal gold mining in

2015-05-18  industrial gold mining to small-scale artisanal gold mining. Clean Tech Mine offers a safer, more efficient, and environmentally responsible alternative to typical small-scale artisanal gold mining practices. 2. Materials and methods 2.1. Site assessment and personal interviews Four artisanal and small-scale gold mines in the Manica Prov-

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The Mercury Problem in Artisanal and Small‐Scale Gold

The Mercury Problem in Artisanal Gold Mining. Mercury‐based artisanal and small‐scale gold mining (ASGM) causes more mercury pollution than any other human activity. 1 In this practice, mercury metal is used to extract gold from ore as a stable amalgam.

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale

2015-07-15  This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social

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Regulate artisanal and small-scale mining

2019-08-07  We brought together around 200 small scale miners, civil society actors, and government officials, politicians. Over 90% of mining in Uganda is done by artisanal and small-scale miners estimated to be more than

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Child labour in

2019-05-29  With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

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Gold Matters – Exploring Transformations to Sustainability

The Sustainability Challenge. An estimated 16 million people in low and lower-middle income countries are dependent on Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) as a form of livelihood. However, it is widely associated with

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