Small scale Gold MERCURY AND ARTISANAL Mining Sector
approximately 500,000 artisanal miners, of which about 400,000 mined gold with a greater percentage using mercury in gold extraction. Even though the use of mercury is widely practiced by artisanal and small scale miners , awareness of the environment and health impacts caused by mercury is still very low among the miners and the general public.ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING - GFA Consulting,ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING Challenges and opportunities in the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) sector driven. Therefore, in countries rich in mineral resources, ASM is a highly,Better Gold Association, a non-profit organization with important players from the Swiss gold value chain. Contract value: € 7,500,000Manual for Training Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners,regions artisanal mining is a secondary source of income for farmers, but in parts of the globe, artisanal mining is the main subsistence activity. Artisanal gold miners are typically poor, hard working, illiterate, with little or no formal education, under health stresses, malnourished and often somewhat transient.