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  • Jobs at Artisanal Gold Council

    Welcome to the career site of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) at Impactpool! The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector. Small-scale Artisanal Gold Mining

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  • 7 COVID

    Research conducted by Levin Sources in Zimbabwe shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges associated with a recent period of economic, social and political fragility.. About the Delve COVID-19 Impact Reporting initiative. In June, we launched a research effort into the impacts of COVID-19 on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities in Zimbabwe

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  • Women and Artisanal and Small

    Small-scale gold mining in the Guianas. Report prepared for the WWF. Guianas, Paramaribo. Maconachie and Hilson (2021) 'Safeguarding livelihoods or exacerbating poverty? Artisanal mining and formal-ization in West Africa', Natural Resources Forum, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 293-303. Perkes, R. (2021), Towards a post-conflict transition:

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  • Traceability in Artisanal Gold Supply Chains in the

    The artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of gold constitutes one of the most relevant sources of informal employment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The sector has grown over the past decade and has a high potential to contribute to poverty reduction and economic development, especially in remote rural areas. Gold mining activities

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  • Promoting Health and Safety in Artisanal and Small

    Apr 28, 2021Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is an important source of livelihood for millions of people in the developing world. In Indonesia, some estimates consider around 300,000-1,000,000 artisanal miners to be working at around 1,000 locations across 27 provinces, churning out gold valued at US$5 billion annually, or up to []

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  • Inside the DRC's Artisanal Mining Industry

    Aug 16, 2021Industrial mining, involving large multinational companies, is managed from air-conditioned offices and carried out with heavy equipment; small-scale artisanal mining is frequently done in sweltering heat by men (and in some cases boys under the age of 18) working with basic tools.

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  • Mitigating Mercury Emissions from Artisanal and Small

    Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Indonesia Gold mining and processing is a significant source of income for as many as 300,000 small - scale miners in Indonesia1. As the price of gold has steadily increased, gold mining and processing has become more popular both in the artisanal

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  • Artisanal Mining Explored – AME

    Artisanal Mining Explored – AME. El Alacran gold mine is nestled in the jungle-covered hills of northern Colombia. The name means "the scorpion" in Spanish, and is a cluster of over 140 informal mining sites, intermingled with the homes of the 195 traditional mining families who operate them. For 40 years, these men, women and children

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  • Which machines are suitable for gold mining?

    * gold mining There are two main types of gold deposits to be mined: Vein Gold Deposits, which are mostly distributed in mountainous areas and formed by internal geological processes, and vein gold deposits, also known as mountain gold deposits a

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  • Reducing Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and Small

    Mar 17, 2021Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Without Mercury: Explore techniques to mine gold without using mercury.; Gold Shop Mercury Capture System (PDF) (1 pp, 207 K, About PDF), featured in the ASGM Community Library Exit (hosted by UN Environment); Download a Manual for the Construction of a Mercury Capture System for Use in Gold Shops with detailed information for

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  • Occupational Health Programs for Artisanal and Small

    Oct 23, 2021Rupprecht S. Bench mining utilizing manual labour and mechanized equipment—A proposed mining method for artisanal small-scale mining in Central Africa. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy . 2021; 117: 25–31.

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  • Training Materials

    Aug 13, 2021The Artisanal Gold Council releases the first version of its training manual on health in ASGM: Health Issues in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining: Training for Health Professionals. This publication follows the approach set out in our Blog piece: A Simple Health Strategy for ASGM. It was created to guide the training of health

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  • Zambia starts processing artisanal gold

    May 13, 2021Zambia has built 10 milling plants to process gold in a drive to formalise artisanal and small-scale miners and diversify from copper mining, state mining

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  • Clean gold: making artisanal mining work

    Nov 01, 2021Clean gold: making artisanal mining work. 01 Nov 2021. SEF Canada is working with artisanal miners in Ecuador to eliminate mercury in gold processing while developing local economies. SEF Canada's managing director Suzette McFaul discusses the project's community-driven approach to developing more sustainable practices in artisanal gold mining.

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  • Major artisanal gold mining deal kicks off a revolutionary

    Aug 01, 2021This symbiotic relationship promises a bright business prognosis for artisanal gold mining in the Ivory Coast, which due to its comparatively

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  • Artisanal and Small

    Jan 22, 2021Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Without Mercury. 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

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  • Small Business Management in the Artisanal and Small

    Jun 07, 2021The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit NGO dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the developing world. Based in Canada, the AGC, has worked in over 25 countries and hundreds of artisanal and small-

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  • Artisanal and Small

    Jul 11, 2021Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has long been practiced in Nigeria and around the world. Bolstered by historically high gold prices, a lack of viable alternative livelihoods, and a ready – if expensive – supply of mercury, there has been a resurgence of ASGM activities in northern Nigeria in recent years.

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  • Senegal: mining gold without mercury

    Senegal: mining gold without mercury. At least a quarter of the world's total gold supply comes from artisanal, or small-scale, gold mining, mainly in developing countries such as Senegal. Many miners recover gold from gold-rich rocks and alluvial deposits by adding mercury to create an amalgam of gold

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  • The Borax Method of Gold Extraction for Small

    Jun 01, 2021The method is easy to learn and does not require expensive equipment. Today, more than ten million artisanal and small-scale gold miners (ASGM) worldwide extract gold using mercury. About 1400 tonnes/year of mercury is used by the ASGM sector, making this the largest source of the global mercury demand.

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  • Artisanal Mining: effects on Peace, Economy, Environment

    Nov 03, 2021The artisanal mining sector for gold and diamonds in Liberia is estimated to involve as many as 100,000 artisanal miners. Historically, artisanal mining activities have been taking place in Liberia and predominantly carried out by Liberians, largely using placer mining techniques.

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  • Mining

    The artisanal mining is widespread in the country and it is estimated that 100.00 people are involved in this activity, particularly in the mining of gold, semiprecious and precious stones. In accordance with the mining Lay and its Regulations only the nationals are authorized to carry out artisanal mining in certain areas designated by the

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  • Artisanal and small

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) are mining activities that use rudimentary techniques in extracting minerals, most commonly gold, by miners working in small-sized operations. Globally, ASGM is an ancient industry that is still in existence in places such as Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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  • Artisanal mining

    May 18, 2021An artisanal miner was killed on Friday May 14 in a gold mining quarry in Ngalula village, in Ngandja sector (Fizi territory). According to local civil society, two other diggers were injured. "There was an accident in a gold quarry in a place called Bikuma. As soon as we were informed, we went to the place. Three people were stranded

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  • Women in Artisanal and Small

    sorting, mercury-gold amalgamation, amalgam decomposition and, in rare occasions, actual mining. Women are also active in the provision of goods (e.g., food and drink vending, sales of artisanal equipment such as sieves, and credit for mobile phones) and services (e.g., transporting dirt, ores, ore

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  • 216063

    3. Introduction – What is Artisanal mining? 3.1. Relevance of the topic Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM), carried out by an estimated number of 15 million miners [1], provides an approximate 100 million people with a living, and accounts for about 15% of the worldwide primary gold production [2].

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  • What is ArtisanalSmall

    May 10, 2021A common definition for the ArtisanalSmall-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 Gold: Opportunities for Responsible Investment

    The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector is responsible for 20% of annual gold production globally – over 400 tons emerging from over 70 nations. 1

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  • Project launched to stop use of mercury by artisanal gold

    May 26, 2021Mercury is often used in artisanal and small scale gold mining to help separate gold from sediments or ore using very basic processing methods. However exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is particularly dangerous to the development of the child in utero and early in life.

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  • QuicksilverGold: Mercury Pollution from Artisanal and

    Nov 01, 2021A Persistent Problem. More mercury is used for ASGM—an estimated 1,400 metric tons in 2021—than for any other use of the metal. 5 The ASGM industry emits an estimated annual average of 1,000 metric tons of inorganic mercury, about one-third of which is thought to go into the air while the rest winds up in piles of mining waste ("tailings"), soils, and waterways. 7 Some of the inorganic

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  • Pact drives responsibility in artisanal mines

    Jul 02, 2021A new programme, funded by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM), will support artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in

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  • The Large Footprint of Small

    Jun 14, 2021"The high gold prices probably made artisanal mining worth the labor." The team calculated a correlation between gold prices and annual mining conversion after a two-year lag. Over the study period, the value of gold jumped from about $700 per ounce to as high as $1,700 in 2021; it is now nearly $1,800 per ounce.

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