Sub-Saharan ASGM remains a major concern

In Sub-Saharan Africa, artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) is a major source of gold production and an important source of income for many families. Many ASGM outfits use mercury to extract gold, and this is a major concern as the toxic, silvery liquid causes serious environmental problems and harms the communities that live…
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Gold for Development

Well-managed, transparent, and accountable resource extraction can be a major contributor to economic growth due to the creation of employment and business opportunities for local people. The mining industry has the incredible potential to dramatically develop rural economies. But without a proper capacity-building framework to stimulate economic activity and growth, it will be difficult to…
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Gold mining’s connection to the mercury trade

Mercury is used in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector to extract gold from ore, and ASGM operations are the predominant source of anthropogenic mercury pollution in the world. Numerous countries and inter-governmental organisations have acted to limit the use of mercury worldwide, but much more needs to be done to completely eliminate…
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