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Gold, guns and China: Ghana's fight to end…

30 May 2017 ... Traditionally, small-scale gold mining in Ghana has been carried out by locals on their own land using hand-operated tools. These methods have slowly modernised and expanded, but the recent influx of foreign – predominantly Chinese – miners has accelerated this development. This is despite the fact...

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an integrated assessment of artisanal and small-… pdf

An Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana (ASGM):. Final Report. 3. 1. Executive Summary. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has proliferated worldwide largely because of powerful economic forces and widespread poverty. Globally, more than 100 million people are...

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Galamsey - Wikipedia

A galamsey is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, West Africa; such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working (pits,...

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The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold… pdf

This report is the result of research on "The Impact of Chinese Involvement in Small-Scale Gold. Mining in Ghana": the cases of Gbane and Dunkwa-on-Offin, in the Upper East and Central regions of Ghana respectively. The research was led by Professor Gordon Crawford, University of Leeds, with Dr Atinga Mba, Rector,...

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Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale…

ASM was formally illegal in Ghana until 1989, although widely practised. The Small-Scale Gold Mining Law 1989 (PNDCL 218) legalised and attempted to regulate small-scale mining by introducing a registration and licensing process. This was then incorporated into the current...

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Ghana's gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs…

12 Aug 2017 ... Ghana's gold output islikely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on thesmall-scale mining that lifted production last year but wascausing damage to the environment, a government official said onSaturday.

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale… pdf

15 Jul 2015 ... Abstract: This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social...

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Troubled waters: Artisanal mining and livelihoods in…

23 Aug 2016 ... Recently, small scale mining has intensified due in part to the massive influx of illegal Chinese miners and in some cases the presence of large-scale gold mining operations, which attract small-scale miners to their concessions, tailing dams, and downstream areas. Hard economic times, driven partially by...

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Illegal gold mining in Ghana undercuts church's…

16 May 2016 ... "When gold prices went up, people started using all kind of means for small-scale mining, things like backhoes and bulldozers," explained Isaac Abraham, the senior public relations officer at the Ghanaian Minerals Commission. "This type of small-scale mining [by foreigners with heavy machinery] is fairly...

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Illegal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: A…

Abstract. Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agro-ecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agro-ecological zones by illegal small-scale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural...

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Mercury: An agent of poverty in Ghana's…

There is consensus worldwide that the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector is comprised of individuals who are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty, lacking the necessary financial and technological means to improve their standards of living. Minimal work, however, has been undertaken to identify the very factors...

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Challenges Of Small Scale Gold Mining In Ghana | Feature…

17 May 2014 ... TopAfric - an international media and business consult based in Hamburg is tasked to formulate research, scrutinize and indeed recommend a couple of credible agencies in Ghana that have been designated and licensed to undertake mining, refinery and also to purchase gold from small-scale miners and...

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Ghana's government focuses on reforming…

Recommend. The role of galamsey, or artisanal, small-scale miners, in Ghana has become increasingly important. This group is currently responsible for all diamond production and its share of gold production has more than doubled since 2008, as the rise in gold prices has attracted more people to try their hand at mining.

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Promoting sustainable development in Ghanaian…

This paper provides an overview of the initiatives that have been undertaken by the Ghanaian government to promote more sustainable development in resident small-scale gold mining operations, and recommends a series of strategies for perpetuating a pattern of continued improvement. Since the passing of the 'Small...

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The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold…

Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana's total gold output and provides livelihoods to large numbers of people. One aspect of the controversial issue of illegal mining in Ghana is the involvement of foreigners, especially Chinese companies and miners. Findings suggest that there are serious negative impacts...

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Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining in… pdf

From 2008 onwards, with hike in gold prices, significant numbers of foreign miners came to. Ghana, predominantly from China. • By 2013, a Chinese newspaper reported that an estimated 50,000 miners had left China for. Ghana (Kane 2013; Lu 2017) and established over 2,000 mining operations (He 2013).

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National Action Plan on Mercury in the Artisanal and…

National Capacity and Capability Improved for the Management of Mercury, through the Preparation of a National Action Plan (NAP) FOR THE artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) SECTOR. Project Details. GEF Project ID. 9478. Project Type. Enabling Activity. Status. Project Approved. Country. Ghana. Region.

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Water Values in a Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold…

Rachel Long, Elisha Renne, Thomas Robins, Mark Wilson, Kenneth Pelig-Ba, Mozhgon Rajaee, Allison Yee, Elizabeth Koomson, Codi Sharp, Jing Lu, and Niladri Basu (2013) Water Values in a Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold Mining Community. Human Organization: Fall 2013, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 199-210.

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The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining… pdf

This paper examines the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. Since the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989, which effectively legalized small-scale gold mining in the country,...

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Ghana: on our way to participatory reform in the artisanal…

With an engaged government, private sector and multi-stakeholder engagements already in place with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities, Ghana provides an excellent opportunity for a dialogue that delivers solutions to the challenges facing the ASM sector.

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There also exists a Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) which serves as the advocacy voice for small-scale miners. Contribution of ASGM to the Ghanaian Economy. ASGM contributes significantly to the formal and informal economy of Ghana. The sector's contribution to gold production rose from...

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Exposure of Small-Scale Gold Miners in Prestea to…

1 Oct 2016 ... Introduction. Small-scale gold miners in Ghana have been using mercury to amalgamate gold for many years. Mercury is toxic even at low concentration. We assessed occupational exposure of small-scale gold miners to mercury in Prestea, a gold mining town in Ghana.

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Small Scale Gold Mining in Ghana - YouTube

18 Apr 2011 ... 300 men running 25 manually wash bays in a small scale Gold Mine in a Ghana village.

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Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana's…

So even though the face of foreign investment has shifted dramatically in Ghana's gold-mining industry since the establishment of the Gold Coast Colony in 1874, thousands of indigenous people continue to rely on small-scale extraction of gold as a principal source of employment. In the process of promoting increased...

The Environmental Impact of Small-Scale Gold Mining… pdf

1, March 2002, pp. 57-72. The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions. GAVIN HILSON. Environmental Policy and Management Group (EPMG), Imperial College Centre for Environmenta. Technology, Royal School of Mines, Prince Consort Road, London SW7...

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Small Scale Gold Mining and Environmental Degradation,… pdf

Abstract. Small scale gold mining in Ghana has a long history. It has existed as far back as the eighth century as a economic activity. It was legalised recently when the Small Scale. Mining Law (PNDCL 218) 1989 was passed and public policies were formulated to support the implementation of the law. From then...

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Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana -… pdf

Country Report. August 2016. Sustainable markets. Keywords: Artisanal and small-scale mining, livelihoods, informal economy, Ghana. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an. 'action dialogue'. James McQuilken and Gavin Hilson...

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Ghana crackdown on illegal gold mining inflames…

30 Apr 2017 ... ... inflaming tensions with China, its biggest trading partner. Beijing is accused by advocacy groups — and increasingly by the Ghanaian government — of standing by while its citizens break laws as they drive a boom in small-scale mining that began more than five years ago when gold prices were soaring.

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Assessing Occupational Exposures of Small-Scale…

Principal Investigator: Rick Neitzel Description: The proposed study of 24-hour noise exposure and hearing levels among 40 individuals in a Ghanaian gold mining community will provide a variety of information relevant to occupational hearing loss prevention efforts. First, this study will represent the first evaluation of both...

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Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale…

9 Feb 2017 ... As gold prices soared from 2008 onwards, tens of thousands of foreign miners, especially from China, entered the small-scale mining sector in Ghana, despite it being 'reserved for Ghanaian citizens' by law. A free-for-all ensued in which Ghanaian and Chinese miners engaged in both contestation and...

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Gold, Lives And The Environment: The Ambivalent ... -…

28 Jun 2016 ... Part of Ghana's gold production stems from artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). As a matter of fact, the ASGM sub-sector is a major contributor to the country's economy. It accounts for 15-20% of annual global gold production and provides employment and income for an estimated 10-15 million...

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Integrated Assessment of Water Sustainability, Infrastructural Integrity and Health in Small-Scale Gold Mining Communities In Ghana. Create a free website. Powered by. Quantcast. ✕

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Menace of foreigners in Ghana's illegal gold…

2 Jun 2017 ... Without foreign nationals' intervention in illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, the damage to the environment would not have been so devastating. Before and immediately after the miracle gold discovery in Ghana, small-scale mining known as "galamsey", was limited to small holdings and use of...

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Ghana's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector continues to grow in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy make it one of the nation's most important livelihood activities, directly employing an estimated one million people and supporting approximately 4.5 million...

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The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining…

Request (PDF) | The environmental im... | This paper examines the environmental impacts of small-scale gold mining in Ghana, and prescribes a series of recommendations for improving environmental performance in the industry. Since the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989, which effectively legalized...

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Gender and labour force inequality in small-scale… pdf

Full Length Research Paper. Gender and labour force inequality in small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Romanus D. Dinye. 1* and Michael O. Erdiaw-Kwasie. 2. 1Centre for Settlements Studies, College of Architecture and Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and. Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 2Department of...

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Conflict, collusion and corruption in small-scale… pdf

4 Feb 2016 ... Abstract. The global rush to grab resources took an unexpected turn in Ghana recently. With the hike in gold prices from 2008 onwards, a large influx of foreign miners, especially from China, entered into the artisanal and small-scale mining sector (ASM), despite it being 'reserved for Ghanaian citizens' by.

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Nexus between Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold…

10 Nov 2015 ... Mining, especially, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), represents a significant livelihood and source of income for rural communities and poverty-driven population in the world [4]. However, it has played a vital role in the development of Ghana, ranked second after South Africa in gold production [5].

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Why Is Illegal Gold Mining Activity so Ubiquitous in Rural… pdf

Why Is Illegal Gold Mining Activity so Ubiquitous in Rural Ghana?* Gavin Hilson and Clive Potter**. Abstract: Notwithstanding its prolonged existence, little research has hitherto been undertaken to determine why illegal artisanal and small-scale mining is a widespread phenomenon in the developing world. This paper.

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In praise of small miners - Jobs in Africa - The…

7 May 2016 ... His travels took him to neighbouring Ghana and Mali before he returned to Ivory Coast in 2013, drawn by its own nascent gold boom. "You can work for ... From a base of virtually nothing at the turn of the century, the government reckons there are now some 500,000 small-scale gold miners. Ivory Coast was...

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