There are an estimated 9 million artisanal and small scale mining operators and about 54 million dependants of the activity in Africa. ASM is the second largest employer after agriculture and employs 10 times more miners than the large scale mining sector, producing 18% of Africas gold and almost all gemstones except diamonds.
Reducing Mercury Use and Release from Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Sub Saharan Africa This project builds on the successes of previous projects conducted by the AGC in West Africa. The successful installation of pilot mercury free processing systems in Zopal in Burkina Faso and Bantako in Senegal in 2014/15 has led to the development of this
artisanal and small scale mining and mineral certification schemes in sub Saharan Africa. He can be contacted at [email protected] Professor Gavin Hilson is Chair of Sustainability in Business at the Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, and Editor in Chief of The Extractive Industries and Society . For
28/01/2002· small scale mining in Africa and to outline a series of strategies that, if adopted, could reduce the magnitude of the industry's environmental problems. The first of four main sections that follow briefly defines small scale mining and outlines its characteristics and economic func tions in the African context.
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