articles on artisanal mining

articles on artisanal mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining - World Bank

Artisanal mining has grown from 10 million in 1999 (ILO, 1999) to potentially upwards of 20-30 million (IIED, 2013). This increase provides a rich policy ground for promoting a good job agenda. This agenda focuses on making available the necessary knowledge and technological resources to increase productivity coupled with provision of social protection and fair labour standards at the ...

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Articles on Artisanal mining - The Conversation

21/05/2020  Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo. A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as ...

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The true scale of artisanal mining - The Lancet ...

Artisanal and small-scale miners are extremely susceptible: silica is present everywhere and dry methods of mining and processing throw up huge clouds of dust. Silicosis more than triples the chances of contracting tuberculosis. Spraying a fine mist of water over the rockface and switching to wet ore mills can substantially reduce exposure to dust, but awareness of such techniques is patchy.

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The impact of artisanal gold mining, ore processing and ...

11/04/2021  The district is currently experiencing a surge in both major mining projects and artisanal mining, driven by sustained high gold prices. Ore from small-scale and artisanal gold mining is processed in numerous small mills (entables) around Marmato, which impact surface water quality through the discharge of milled waste rock slurry, highly alkaline cyanide-treated effluent, and high

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Artisanal mining – News, Research and Analysis – The ...

21/05/2020  Articles on Artisanal mining. Displaying all articles. Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA May 21, 2020 ...

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Artisanal mining and the rationalisation of informality ...

N2 - Across sub-Saharan Africa, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) represents a major source of direct and indirect employment. Yet, despite the livelihood benefits and the growing interest from governments, donors and policy makers to formalise ASM, most artisanal miners still operate informally. Focusing on Liberia, this article critically investigates the question of why formalisation ...

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The true scale of artisanal mining - The Lancet ...

Artisanal and small-scale miners are extremely susceptible: silica is present everywhere and dry methods of mining and processing throw up huge clouds of dust. Silicosis more than triples the chances of contracting tuberculosis. Spraying a fine mist of water over the rockface and switching to wet ore mills can substantially reduce exposure to dust, but awareness of such techniques is patchy.

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Articles on Artisanal mining - The Conversation

21/05/2020  Artisanal and industrial mining have a different impact on local conflict in eastern Congo. A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as ...

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The impact of artisanal gold mining, ore processing and ...

11/04/2021  The district is currently experiencing a surge in both major mining projects and artisanal mining, driven by sustained high gold prices. Ore from small-scale and artisanal gold mining is processed in numerous small mills (entables) around Marmato, which impact surface water quality through the discharge of milled waste rock slurry, highly alkaline cyanide-treated effluent, and high

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Artisanal mining and the rationalisation of informality ...

N2 - Across sub-Saharan Africa, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) represents a major source of direct and indirect employment. Yet, despite the livelihood benefits and the growing interest from governments, donors and policy makers to formalise ASM, most artisanal miners still operate informally. Focusing on Liberia, this article critically investigates the question of why formalisation ...

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the Sustainable ...

10/03/2021  T1 - Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals: T2 - Opportunities and New Directions for Sub-Saharan Africa. AU - Hilson, G. AU - Maconachie, Roy. PY - 2020/5/31. Y1 - 2020/5/31. N2 - This paper explains how formalizing and supporting artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labor-intensive mineral processing and extraction – would help

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Article Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja ...

Article Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja, Busia Gold District, South Eastern Uganda: Impacts on the Mining Population and the Environment Timothy Omara 1,2*, Shakilah Karungi3, Stephen Ssebulime4, Kibet Mohamed Kiplagat5, Ocident Bongomin6, Remish Ogwang7, Solomon Akaganyira8 1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Biological and Physical

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Artisanal frontier mining of gold in Africa: Labour ...

Yet this mining boom was based primarily on large-scale corporate mining, from which foreign private capital and African government elites were the major beneficiaries. 1 The aim of this article is to draw attention to African artisanal mining, which is labour-intensive mineral extraction on the basis of minimal capital investment and the use of manual tools and devices or simple portable ...

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Formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining in ...

01/04/2020  Even though the new Mining Code of 2018 14 stipulates that any person of Congolese nationality may undertake artisanal mining activities, in practice it remains a male-dominated field. The new Mining Code has only one concrete reference to female participation, namely in its Article 5, which stipulates that: pregnant women are not allowed to work in mining sites. This is in accordance with ...

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(PDF) Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

Artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) is an informal economic activity. ASGM is the process of extracting gold ore from the ground in the absence of land rights, mining license, exploration ...

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The rise of ‘Mashurugwi’ machete gangs and violent ...

01/11/2020  The data utilised in this article was gathered across various artisanal mining sites along the Great Dyke geological formation 2 as part of a wider study on the dynamics of Zimbabwe's ASGM sector. Given the diversity of mining locations visited, fieldwork was undertaken over a one year period through regular visits to the fieldwork locations along the great dyke. The data was gathered through ...

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the Sustainable ...

10/03/2021  T1 - Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals: T2 - Opportunities and New Directions for Sub-Saharan Africa. AU - Hilson, G. AU - Maconachie, Roy. PY - 2020/5/31. Y1 - 2020/5/31. N2 - This paper explains how formalizing and supporting artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labor-intensive mineral processing and extraction – would help

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Inside the dangerous world of ‘artisanal’ mining, where ...

07/07/2019  Welcome to the dangerous world of “artisanal” mining, where people risk life and limb to mine valuable commodities. The latest tragedy struck at a site owned by Kamoto Copper Company, a ...

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Article Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja ...

Article Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja, Busia Gold District, South Eastern Uganda: Impacts on the Mining Population and the Environment Timothy Omara 1,2*, Shakilah Karungi3, Stephen Ssebulime4, Kibet Mohamed Kiplagat5, Ocident Bongomin6, Remish Ogwang7, Solomon Akaganyira8 1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Biological and Physical

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(PDF) ARTISANAL MINING PRACTICES: A STUDY OF

Mali), small-scale mining is differentiated from artisanal mining by the presence o f per manent, International Journal in Manageme nt and Social Science Volume 08 Issue 05 , May 2020 ISSN: 2321 ...

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Digging Out of Conflict: Can Artisanal Mining Support ...

29/09/2017  Artisanal mining is an important livelihood for many people in low-income countries. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) estimates that between 20 to 30 million artisanal and small-scale miners are active globally, and that between 15 to 20 per cent of global minerals and metals are derived from this type of mining. In conflict zones, artisanal miners are in ...

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Danielle Wood Co-Authors Article in Science of the Total ...

02/04/2021  "The large footprint of small-scale artisanal gold mining in Ghana," published in Elsevier, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 781, 10 August 2021, 146644. Authors: Abigail Barenblitt, Amanda Payton, David Lagomasino, Lola Fatoyinbo, Kofi Asare, Kenneth Aidoo, Hugo Pigott, Charles Kofi Som, Laurent Smeets, Omar Seidu, Danielle Wood. Gold mining has played a significant role in

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Women in Artisanal Small Scale Mining

In our first article on Artisanal Small Scale Mining (ASM), we pointed out the sheer size of the ASM workforce: roughly 41 million people around the globe are directly employed, with another 100 million indirectly depending on the sector.. Varying across regions, 30–50% of workers are women. These women face additional challenges on top of the already strenuous work environment, as ...

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ARTISANAL MINING (GALAMSEY) – AN OPPORTUNITY

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), which is referred to in the Ghanaian parlance as 'GALAMSEY', is a practice dating back to pre-historic days. ASM often involves the art of teasing gold from the earth through washing it out of the soils and gravels where it is found. This practice could also be referred to as placer mining, where gold is found in unconsolidated deposits in sand and ...

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How governments can combat issues associated with ...

Artisanal mining impact on the economy. Small-scale operations are a potential threat to a country’s economy, as it can lead to its mining sector being depleted in resources. ASM poses economic problems by not paying tax on the money made from their excavations, as well as making it harder for licensed companies to turn a profit. In 2017, IGF reported that illegal operations were responsible ...

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The rise of ‘Mashurugwi’ machete gangs and violent ...

01/11/2020  The data utilised in this article was gathered across various artisanal mining sites along the Great Dyke geological formation 2 as part of a wider study on the dynamics of Zimbabwe's ASGM sector. Given the diversity of mining locations visited, fieldwork was undertaken over a one year period through regular visits to the fieldwork locations along the great dyke. The data was gathered through ...

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