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TOS forum Issue 7 (2017) Download Complete Issue. Editorial: From remediation of mercury pollution from small scale gold mining tailings. Kim H. Esbensen. Peter W.U. Appel. Full Text | Abstract. A comprehensive literature review reflecting fifteen years of debate regarding the representativity of reverse circulation vs blast hole drill

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana-Part 2 Type: Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, review-article, Review, Journal that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an integrated assessment (IA) framework

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN AFRICA

communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material.

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Employee Motivation and Work Performance: A Comparative

Employee Motivation and Work Performance: A Comparative Study of Mining Companies in Ghana Gold mining is one of the key areas of natural resources that is often argued to have the scale gold mining industries in Ghana that will ensure that miners have a work environment. 2

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The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

methods in mining at the expense of their lives. The opposite can be said for the large scale mining sector which uses highly mechanized equipment and thus employ very few but highly skilled individuals. Thus the small scale/artisan miners and the large scale miners are the two main players in the industry. The major gold producing

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Nexus between Artisanal and Small

Drawing on the DFID's sustainable livelihood framework, this paper explores the nexus between artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and livelihood in Prestea mining region, Ghana. A cross-sectional mixed method survey involving simple random and purposively sampled participants was carried out. The results suggest both positive and negative

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What is known about sexual and reproductive health in

sanal and small-scale mining [19]. In particular, illegal gold mining, predominantly of small scale, was estimated to employ directly around 350,000 people in Amazon countries and sustain about 500,000 people only in Bolivia and Peru [20]. scoping literature review takes the essential first steps of examining and summarizing

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Impacts of 'Galamsey' on Drainage and Sanitation in the

Impacts of „Galamsey‟ on Drainage and Sanitation in the Mining Communities of Tarkwa, Ghana Kwesi, Edward. Attimo Amihyiah., Appiah Sampson. Tackyie., Borsah, Issac, Taggoe Naa Dedei, And Tinadu Kwame FIG Working Week 2015 From the Wisdom of the Ages to the Challenges of the Modern World Sofia, Bulgaria, 17-21 May 2015

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Gender and labour force inequality in small

Gender inequality is an inevitable concomitant of the innate poverty in humanity, a situation to which the Ghanaian society is no exception. This paper explores the underlying elements of gender inequality pertinent to women in the small-scale gold

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Impact of Iron Ore Mining on Human Health in Keonjhar

the activities of the small-scale mining. Eisler R (2004), in his research paper ―Mercury hazards from gold mining to humans, plants, and animals‖ explained Mercury contamination of the environment from historical and ongoing mining practices that rely on mercury amalgamation for gold extraction is

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literature review on small scale gold mining

SMALL SCALE MINING ONE | Silas Mangono . 17 CHAPTER 2 Literature Review 2.2 Small scale mining Svotwa and Mtetwa (1997) contend that the mining sector consists of formal large scale subsector, the formal small scale subsector and the informal small scale or artisanal small scale miners who are primarily unregistered gold panners concentrated

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Global Burden of Disease of Mercury Used in Artisanal

modeled estimates and thus this review was the most complete source for numbers on miners working in ASGM per country. These estimates were supplemented by information from a structured literature search performed in PubMed, Google, and Google Scholar (search terms: "country name" AND "artisanal small-scale gold mining"). To consider

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An Empirical Analysis of the Contribution of Mining Sector

An Empirical Analysis of the Contribution of Mining Sector to Economic Development in Nigeria David, Oladipo Olalekan University of South Africa, Small Scale Mining Department, 2.2 Empirical Review of Literature The impact of mining of solid minerals on domestic economies has been examined

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Small

contribution to decision making the aim of this review is to explore the extent of small scale gold mining (SSGM) related mercury contamination in the Guianas. It will focus on mercury trade; the presence of mercury in the air, freshwater, soil and marine environments; entry into the food chain and exposure of the human population.

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BORAX

BORAX - Summary of Health Risks Associated with Using Borax in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Blacksmith Institute Anne Riederer ScD, Jack Caravanos DrPH EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Borax is used as a safer alternative to elemental mercury for extracting gold in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).

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British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management

gold producing country in the world. Gold mining in Ghana is done on both large scale and small scale. Currently, there are about 23 companies producing gold on large scale, whilst over 300 companies are registered to produce gold on small scale. The largest gold producing company in Ghana is AngloGold.

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Mining is bad for health: a voyage of discovery

Abstract. Mining continues to be a dangerous activity, whether large-scale industrial mining or small-scale artisanal mining. Not only are there accidents, but exposure to dust and toxins, along with stress from the working environment or managerial pressures, give rise to

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Cost Benefi t Analysis of the Mining Sector in Karamoja, Uganda

Cost Benefi t Analysis of the Mining Sector in Karamoja, Uganda Houdet J., Muloopa H., Ochieng C., Kutegeka S. and Desktop review of relevant literature and legal frameworks Box 2.2 Small-scale mining and alluvial gold panning within the Zambezi Basin:

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Women in Mining by Adam Smith International

It is important to distinguish between the role of women in large-scale mining and artisanal and small-scale mining. The literature review and interviews with participants from both countries highlighted that there was always a distinction made between the role and participation of women in large-scale, industrial mining compared to artisanal

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A review of key issues

Large-scale silver mining The vast majority of silver is traded as a homogenous product, based on large-scale mining in the hands of a relatively small number of producers. In different ways, these factors make it both difficult and easy to trace the source of silver and to implement ethical considerations along the supply-chain.

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Artisanal and small

1.3 Literature review: methodology and approach small-scale gold mining, the steps and processes involved and some basic characteristics of workers and populations engaged in this activity. A detailed overview of ASGM-related health hazards is also provided together with a

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A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-scale Mining Industry 5 events, however, significant portions of these rocks have been re-deposited as placer formations in a number of streams and channels. Placer Gold Deposits, which are also referred to as 'alluvial gold', are found in

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The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods

The impacts of artisanal gold mining on local livelihoods and the environment in the forested areas of Cameroon. Working Paper 150. Bogor, Indonesia: small-scale (gold) mining is defined as, literature review, visits to eight mining camps on the periphery of Mintom, interviews with 95 miners,

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Gold is not green: artisanal gold mining threatens

Artisanal gold mining is a growing threat to tropical forests, even inside protected areas (Villegas et al., 2012). While this threat is beginning to get acknowledged for the Amazonian rainforests (Asner Tupayachi, 2017), it is as yet an unrecognized threat for Madagascar's protected areas.

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Avesoro New Liberty Gold Mine

The New Liberty Gold Mine . The key asset in Avesoro Resources' portfolio is the New Liberty Gold Mine, which is Liberia's First and largest commercial gold mine. Construction at New Liberty commenced in April 2014, with first gold poured from the process plant on 31 May 2015 and gold sales commencing in

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WHO

12-4-1992We found that biomarkers of MeHg intake were of greatest health concern among three categories of seafood-consuming women and their infants: (i) rural riverside dwellers living near tropical small-scale gold mining with diets dependent on locally-caught freshwater fish; (ii) those in Arctic regions for whom apex food-chain marine mammals are a

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Women, Mining and Development: An emerging research agenda

based literature, which has arguably been particularly important in recognising women's positioning in relation to mining activities. The paper draws out the gendered dynamics of a range of contexts across the ASM and large scale mining sectors, whilst recognising that there are great variations both within and between these sectors.

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Reducing Mercury Pollution in Small

The objective of this research is to design and create a mechanism for improving human health and minimizing environmental contamination by eliminating mercury use during the processing of ore in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) operations in Suriname.

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A Systematic Review of Heavy Metals of Anthropogenic

16-6-2014International Scholarly Research Notices is a peer-reviewed, A Systematic Review of Heavy Metals of Anthropogenic Origin in Environmental Media and Biota in the A. Rambaud et al., "Improving the environmental management of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: a case study of Dumasi," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 11

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana - Part 1: Human Health Review May 2015 This report is one of three synthesis documents produced via an integrated assessment (IA) that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in

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