Minerals | Special Issue : Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides an important source of livelihood for rural communities throughout the world. These activities are frequently accompanied by extensive environmental degradation and deplorable socio-economic conditions, both during operations and well after mining activities have ceased.

The Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining on the Environment ...

Small-scale and artisanal miners produced more gold than large-scale companies in Zimbabwe in recent months. Proposed changes to the nation's mining laws to recognize and support smaller operations could boost production even more, small-scale miners and their advocates say.

Artisanal Gold Mining: A Dangerous Pollution Problem ...

Baiq Dewi Krisnayanti, Ivano Vassura, Maywin Dwi Asmara, Ardiana Ekawanti, and Herman Suheri (2016) Analysis of Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining Sector in West Sumbawa Regency, Indonesia.Journal of Health and Pollution: December 2016, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 26-33.

Swiss refiner Metalor to stop processing artisanal gold ...

Despite increased attention to research on mining and gender, systematic analyses of the links between mining, conflict, and sexual violence are scarce. This paper contributes to filling this gap by exploring how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and sexual violence are related in Eastern DRC.

Rise of artisanal mining poses legislative challenge ...

Special Issue: Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Economic Development in Rural sub‐Saharan Africa

Artisanal Gold Mining and Farming: Livelihood Linkages and ...

Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – small sized, largely unrecognized, rudimentary, and an informal form of mining – occurs in more than 70 countries around the world and is mainly hailed for its socioeconomic benefits and reviled for its environmental devastation.

Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

Artisanal Gold Mining: A Dangerous Pollution Problem by Blacksmith Institute Mercury attacks the central nervous system, affects brain functioning and, in extreme cases, exposure will lead to death. Despite being commonly overlooked, industrial pollution still poses a significant threat to human health, particularly in the case of artisanal gold mining.

"Small in size, but big in impact": Socio-environmental ...

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

Despite increased attention to research on mining and gender, systematic analyses of the links between mining, conflict, and sexual violence are scarce. This paper contributes to filling this gap by exploring how artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and sexual violence are related in Eastern DRC.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF THE EFFECTS OF …

13 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF THE EFFECTS OF CONVENTIONAL AND ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON WATER QUALITY IN NGWABALOZI RIVER, SOUTHERN ZIMBABWE. Simbarashe Mudyazhezha1* 1and Reginald Kanhukamwe 1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, ...

Journal of Sustainable Mining - Elsevier

Sep 14, 2018· Cobalt is used in rechargeable batteries, and half the world's supply comes from one district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This study assesses the sustainability of artisanal mining ...

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The range of commodities exploited by artisanal and small-scale miners is diverse, including gemstones, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan, coal, construction materials and other industrial minerals. The term „Small-Scale Mining‟ according to Seydou (2001) is the subject of a great debate in the sub-region.

Clean artisanal gold mining: a utopian approach ...

Apr 11, 2017· The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat hunting around protected areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, Andrew J. Plumptre

Artisanal Gold Mining: A Dangerous Pollution Problem ...

This study evaluates the use of a small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to collect imagery over artisanal mining sites in West Africa. The purpose of this study is to consider how very high-resolution imagery and digital surface models (DSMs) derived from structure-from-motion (SfM) photogrammetric techniques from a small UAS can fill the gap in geospatial data collection between satellite ...

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

Small-scale and artisanal miners produced more gold than large-scale companies in Zimbabwe in recent months. Proposed changes to the nation's mining laws to recognize and support smaller operations could boost production even more, small-scale miners and their advocates say.

Environmental Impact of Small-scale and Artisanal Gold ...

Jan 26, 2016· Several researchers have documented the environmental and socio-economic impacts of gold mining in other countries [5,6,7,8]. However, due to research specialization and discipline-specific worldviews, seldom does research integrate the natural and social dimensions of the impacts of gold mining in a single paper [8,9].

Artisanal mining - Wikipedia

Journal of Sustainable Mining is dedicated to the key problems of contemporary mining, for which activities related to sustainable development are a great and important challenge. The mission of this...

Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku ...

43 Mallo, SJ et al.,; Continental J. Environmental Sciences 5 (2): 38 - 50, 2011 Artisanal Mining of Cassiterite The artisanal mining activity is being carried out in an approximate area of about 1.7 square kilometer in four mining clusters namely the southern mining cluster( MCs), the central mining cluster( MCc), the south-western cluster ...

Zimbabwe's Small-Scale, Artisanal Miners Emerge as Country ...

Artisanal mining. Artisanal mining is the nonindustrial mining activity, generally carried out illegally by large number of people who extract and sell small amounts of a mineral to survive to poverty. Artisanal and small‐scale mining occur in approximately 80 countries.

Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Economic ...

Jun 17, 2019· The dramatic rise of artisanal mining poses significant social, environmental and economic questions. ... Online access to Mining-Journal.com with dedicated coverage across all key mining …