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Making mercury history in the artisanal & small-scale gold ...

The artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector exposes miners to toxic mercury when they use the chemical to extract gold from ore. However, with the right policies and market incentives, ASGM presents an opportunity to fight mercury use and contamination, protecting miners' health and the environment at the same time. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is looking to

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The Mercury Problem in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

 · Mercury-dependent artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the largest source of mercury pollution on Earth. In this practice, elemental mercury is used to extract gold from ore as an ...

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Reducing Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small-Scale ...

About 20% of the world's gold is produced by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. 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 ...

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UTA researcher designing socially responsible, sustainable ...

 · Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is a way of life for many small towns in Colombia and Peru, but the decades-old techniques employed by workers may have negative effects on residents' health and the environment. Kate Smits, an associate professor of civil engineering at The University of ...

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Socially Responsible Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining ...

 · • Health – Although health issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining are of serious concerns, they can be mitigated through education, improved processes and best practices. • Environment – Mercury use and water consumption are two environmental concerns associated with artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining - OECD

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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How "Small" Is Small-Scale Gold Mining?

Small-scale gold minors in Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana and Brazil are men, women and children, who are ether locals or migrant from the neighboring countries. Small-scale mining accounts for 10-15% of the worlds gold supply. Small-scale gold mining isn't really that small in reality. Workers employ a variety of methods and mining techniques.

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ASM Inventory - Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

The Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Knowledge Sharing Archive ASM Inventory. World Map of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: ASM Population. Map 1: Estimated number of artisanal and small-scale miners per country. ... Some assessments focus more on gold, as the most emblematic ASM commodity, other assessments take a more holistic approach ...

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The Political Economy of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

PDF | Zimbabwe's post-2000 period has been characterised by a dramatic increase in artisanal small-scale mining (ASM), particularly gold mining. Economic decline and rising unemployment meant that ...

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Artisanal and small-scale mining - The Violence of Development

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that worldwide "between 11 and 13 million people directly depend on ASM [artisanal and small-scale mining] for their survival, and 80 to 100 million people engage in ASM as a seasonal activity – more than the number of people employed in large-scale mining."

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Making mercury history in the artisanal & small-scale gold ...

The artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector exposes miners to toxic mercury when they use the chemical to extract gold from ore. However, with the right policies and market incentives, ASGM presents an opportunity to fight mercury use and contamination, protecting miners' health and the environment at the same time. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is looking to

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GLOBAL TRENDS IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE …

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 Small-Scale Gold Mining/Mercury Problems ...

Archive | Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining/Mercury Problems. ... Asia and South America gathered in Manila to address child labour and poor working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM). ... The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector accounts for 20 per cent of the world's annual gold production ...

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The mercury problem in artisanal and small scale gold ...

 · Another adverse impact on the environment due to Artisanal and Small scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is deforestation. In Peru, for example, it was shown that from 2006 to 2009 alone approximately 20 km2 ...

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National conference on artisanal and small-scale gold ...

 · A two-day national conference on artisanal and small-scale gold and salt mining opened in Accra on Tuesday with a call on government to …

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An ear to the ground: artisanal and small-scale gold ...

Mining has played an economic shock absorber role, never mind the squandering of Marange alluvial diamond wealth. The Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold (ASGM) sector which has recently eclipsed production of large scale miners has been instrumental, not only in earning the country much needed foreign currency, but creating employment and income generating opportunities for over half a million ...

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

 · 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 informal operations with predominantly simplified forms of exploration, extraction, processing and transportation.

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Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining, Uganda | EJAtlas

Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining, Uganda. In Uganda, almost all artisanal gold is mined and exported illegally. Unregulated gold mining has been leading conflicts in the mining sector, smuggling of gold, child labour, human rights abuses, environmental and human health concerns ... However, a study on artisanal and small-scale mining ...

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THE ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR

1 THE ARTISANAL AND SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS1 M. Hoadley1 and D. Limpitlaw1 1 School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, [email protected] ABSTRACT The activities of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector are largely poverty driven, and there is a

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Responsible Supply Chains in Artisanal and Small-Scale ...

2 FAQ ON RESONSIBLE SULY CAINS IN ARTISANAL AND SALLSCALE GOLD INING FAQ ON RESONSIBLE SULY CAINS IN ARTISANAL AND SALLSCALE GOLD INING 3 Responsible Supply Chains in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining - OECD

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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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

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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Leveraging Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining ...

 · Introduction This article was original featured in Business Weekly Often times portrayed negatively, artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) offers, potentially, exciting opportunities to propel sustainable rural economies. Certainly, if not done responsible, ASGM can harm rural economies by disrupting agricultural activities, fuelling criminal activities and causing massive environmental ...

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Gold Matters – Exploring Transformations to Sustainability ...

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 negative environmental, social, labour and health impacts.

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An ear to the ground: artisanal and small-scale gold ...

 · Mining has played an economic shock absorber role, never mind the squandering of Marange alluvial diamond wealth. The Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold (ASGM) sector which has recently eclipsed production of large scale miners has been instrumental, not only in earning the country much needed foreign currency, but creating employment and income generating opportunities for over…

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

 · 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 …

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

 · 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 informal operations with predominantly simplified forms of exploration, extraction, processing and transportation.

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining and health

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 occupational health issues, particularly when

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria: Recommendations to Address Mercury and Lead Exposure Executive Summary In 2010, a major lead poisoning outbreak in Zamfara State, Nigeria made international headlines. Traced to artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations, the …

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources. The RMI actively supports and encourages member involvement in initiatives that create economic and development opportunities for artisanal and small-scale miners. Below is a description of responsible gold projects that RMI members, as well as smelters or refiners (SORs) can get involved in.

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Gold Resources. The RMI actively supports and encourages member involvement in initiatives that create economic and development opportunities for artisanal and small-scale miners. Below is a description of responsible gold projects that RMI members, as well as smelters or refiners (SORs) can get involved in.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining

Until end of 2012, this domain "artisanalmining.org" hosted the website of the "Communities and Small-scale Mining" (CASM) initiative. After CASM had come to an unexpected end (with a Roundtable on the future of the initiative in 2010 and the announcement of a "better, stronger CASM"), its website disappeared and with it hundreds of valuable files.

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Artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) | UNITAR

 · Artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) Formalization Handbook. UNITAR, in collaboration with the UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership and a group of national and international experts, has developed the Handbook for Developing National ASGM Formalization Strategies within National Action Plans.The Formalization Handbook provides a comprehensive …

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A new shine to gold: Reducing health hazards of artisanal ...

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is the world's largest employer in the extraction sector, with up to 15 million miners in 70 countries, including four to five million women and children. It is also a big business, supplying up to 20 per cent of the world's gold.

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE - UN Environment

rural communities: small-scale producers often get 70% or more of international prices, even in remote areas. This is much higher than other products such as coffee, bananas, etc. 2. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) needs to be brought into the formal economy to maximize benefits and enable improvements 3.

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La Batea: Exploring Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining ...

Artisanal and small-scale gold miners in Colombia (also variously known as "informal," "illegal," "criminal," "traditional," and "ancestral" miners) are often caught between large-scale, transnational mining companies and the state on the one hand and anti-mining activists on the other.

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