Clean Mining now has a complete solution for replacing mercury in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector.
Mercury is a neurotoxic substance commonly used in extracting gold in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). This practice comprises roughly 15 – 25% of all gold production, and yet contributes to nearly 40% of all global mercury pollution.
Millions of miners are adversely affected by inhaling its vapours during the gold recovery process, and surrounding communities and the environment also suffer from contamination in water and soil. A solution has been a long time coming and is finally at hand.
The recent success of in-field tests carried out by Clean Mining in Leonora, West Australia, proves their award-winning, non-toxic thiosulphate-based solution is the only genuine answer to eliminating mercury use in ASGM.
Clean Mining is part of the Clean Earth Technologies group.