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abstract on exploration and evaluation of artisanal mining in ghana

abstract on exploration and evaluation of artisanal mining in ghana

abstract on exploration and evaluation of artisanal mining ...

abstract on exploration and evaluation of artisanal mining in ghana As a result of this, there are quite a number ofminingcompaniesin Ghanathat are making a great fortune. Gold alone contributes up to 90% of the mineral exports in the country.

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

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, health, and environmental data and to co-develop evidence-based responses in collaboration with ...

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Artisanal Mining in Ghana: Institutional Arrangements ...

Abstract Over the past decade, Ghana’s policymakers have become increasingly preoccupied with extracting a larger share of profits from booming large-scale mineral exploration and mining activities.

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An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold mInIng In ...

An Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana (ASGM): Final Report 9 exposed to other heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic, likely mobilized during the mining

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Local knowledge of risks associated with artisanal small ...

Artisanal small-scale mining is associated with disease, injury, environmental and social risks. These risks negatively impact human health and the environment. This study assesses miners' awareness and perceptions of the risks associated with their activity in three main districts in Ghana. Using the convenience sampling approach, 148 miners participated in the study in addition to key ...

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project.

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Regulation of artisanal small scale gold mining (ASGM) in ...

Abstract . Artisanal small scale gold mining (ASGM) operations are largely unregulated, informal and transient. Rudimentary mining and processing techniques used in ASGM often result in degraded environmental, safety, health and social conditions. ASGM requires permanent sources of water, placing most operations close to natural water bodies. Until recently, the impact on these environments ...

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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A STUDY

1. A concise account of the growth and development dynamics of the mining industry in Ghana from the colonial period through to the 1970s and 1980s, from colonial and post-independence government control to the era of structural adjustment and after. 2. A critical investigation and evaluation of the major elements of mining sector

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GIRLS IN MINING IN GHANA: SURVIVING WITHOUT FLOURISHING

artisanal mining was motivated by the growing interest in child poverty, and the nature and consequences of the coping strategies children adopt, with special reference to girls. Hilson (2010) defines artisanal and small scale mining as follows: “artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)

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Typology of Environmental Impacts of Artisanal and Small ...

Abstract. Artisanal and small-scale mining is a widespread economic sector in the African Great Lakes Region, where it has an adverse impact on the population’s environment. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and consider the typology of the environmental impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining, in particular, the anthropogenic influences on topography with regard to the methods ...

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Regulation of artisanal small scale gold mining (ASGM) in ...

Abstract . Artisanal small scale gold mining (ASGM) operations are largely unregulated, informal and transient. Rudimentary mining and processing techniques used in ASGM often result in degraded environmental, safety, health and social conditions. ASGM requires permanent sources of water, placing most operations close to natural water bodies. Until recently, the impact on these environments ...

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IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA: A STUDY

1. A concise account of the growth and development dynamics of the mining industry in Ghana from the colonial period through to the 1970s and 1980s, from colonial and post-independence government control to the era of structural adjustment and after. 2. A critical investigation and evaluation of the major elements of mining sector

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This paper 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 Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an integrated assessment (IA) framework was utilized to analyze socio-economic, health, and environmental data, and co-develop evidence-based responses with stakeholders.

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The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

Abstract Mining has become a controversial business everywhere. Issues of mining are in the wake because of the increasing demands for mineral products and diminishing nature of such minerals in the West. This seemingly opportunity for developing countries like Ghana which have mineral deposits comes with its accompanying repercussions. This paper looks at the general mining environment as a ...

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

02/07/2015  Abstract Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the ...

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Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small ...

10/09/2015  Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana via the Delphi Process Avik Basu 1, ... small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. In early 2014, the academics, working in disciplinary groups, synthesized 17 response options based on data aggregated during an Integrated Assessment of ASGM in Ghana. The researchers participated in two

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(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Tom-Dery, D., Dagben, Z.J. and Cobbina S.J. (2012) Effect of Illegal Small-Scale Mining Operations on Vegetation Cover of Arid Northern Ghana Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(6): 674-679, 2012 Tschakert, P. and Singha, K. (2007) "Contaminated identities: Mercury and marginalization in Ghana’s artisanal mining ...

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NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF ILLEGAL MINING ... - University of Ghana

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) refers to mining by individuals, groups, families or cooperatives with minimal or no mechanization, often in the informal (illegal) sector of the market (Global Report on Artisanal Small-Scale Mining, 2002). Most scholarsadmit the fact that a standard definition of ASM is yet to be acknowledged. This is ...

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Towards the legalisation of artisanal small-scale mining ...

Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) includes 20 to 30 million people worldwide, with three to five times that number indirectly supported through their activities. The aartisanal small-scale mining sector has emerged as a sector that is a net contributor to sustainable development and is a poverty alleviation intervention. ASM provides numerous opportunities for women though the ...

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"Impact of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Water ...

Water bodies, the source of drinking water for many rural households in mining areas are at risk of contamination due to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities. Water quality, therefore, remains a topical issue for policymakers and researchers. This research sought to achieve three objectives: firstly, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and regulations about ASM in ...

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This paper 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 Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an integrated

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Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small ...

10/09/2015  Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana via the Delphi Process Avik Basu 1, ... small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. In early 2014, the academics, working in disciplinary groups, synthesized 17 response options based on data aggregated during an Integrated Assessment of ASGM in Ghana. The researchers participated in two

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(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Tom-Dery, D., Dagben, Z.J. and Cobbina S.J. (2012) Effect of Illegal Small-Scale Mining Operations on Vegetation Cover of Arid Northern Ghana Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(6): 674-679, 2012 Tschakert, P. and Singha, K. (2007) "Contaminated identities: Mercury and marginalization in Ghana’s artisanal mining ...

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Environmental Impacts of Mining: A Study of Mining ...

Abstract. Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the ...

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A comparison of licensed and un-licensed artisanal and ...

06/11/2017  According to the Small-Scale Gold Mining law of Ghana (1989, PNDCL 218, section 21), small-scale (gold) mining is defined as “mining (gold) by any method not involving substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by a co-operative society made up of ten or more persons”. When this is done using rudimentary tools such as shovels

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10,000 miners, 10,000 votes: Politics and mining in Ghana

Abstract: In their article‘Governing access to gold in Ghana: in-depth geopolitics onmining concessions’, Luning and Pijpers (2017) discuss important politicalissues around mining in Ghana. Using the companies Keegan and Newmont asunits of analysis, and drawing on insights from geography and anthropology,the authors call for an alternative approach to geopolitical issues in mining.They ...

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Towards the legalisation of artisanal small-scale mining ...

Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) includes 20 to 30 million people worldwide, with three to five times that number indirectly supported through their activities. The aartisanal small-scale mining sector has emerged as a sector that is a net contributor to sustainable development and is a poverty alleviation intervention. ASM provides numerous opportunities for women though the ...

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"Impact of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Water ...

Water bodies, the source of drinking water for many rural households in mining areas are at risk of contamination due to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities. Water quality, therefore, remains a topical issue for policymakers and researchers. This research sought to achieve three objectives: firstly, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and regulations about ASM in ...

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Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation - 1st Edition

10/05/2016  Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Evaluation offers a thorough overview of methods used in mineral exploration campaigns, evaluation, reporting and economic assessment processes. Fully illustrated to cover the state-of-the-art exploration techniques and evaluation of mineral assets being practiced globally, this up-to-date reference offers balanced coverage of the latest knowledge

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

in specific mining districts without taking into account the overall impact on larger hydrological and environmental domains across the continent. Consequently, there is sufficient scope for sharing the knowledge of monitoring methods and for developing a common approach to the management and interpretation of geochemical data taking into account the geology, topography, climate, vegetation ...

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Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This paper 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 Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an integrated

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Perception of Small-Scale Miners on Interventions to ...

15/10/2020  The proliferation of illegal mining in Ghana, coupled with its environmental impacts, especially on water bodies has compelled the government to ban all artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) activities in the country. The ban is intended to promote environmental sustainability while the government takes steps to provide sustainable health, and environmental-friendly ASM in Ghana.

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Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small ...

10/09/2015  Identification of Response Options to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana via the Delphi Process Avik Basu 1, ... small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. In early 2014, the academics, working in disciplinary groups, synthesized 17 response options based on data aggregated during an Integrated Assessment of ASGM in Ghana. The researchers participated in two

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Operational dynamics of “Galamsey” within eleven selected ...

Abstract. The uncontrolled spread of illegal artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASM), popularly termed “galamsey” in Ghana, has, for decades, impacted adversely upon water bodies, soils, wildlife, human health, and safety. A lack of understanding, however, of the types of galamsey, their operational attributes, and their relative impacts has unfortunately hindered an effective policy ...

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Geophysical Interpretation of Possible Gold Mineralization ...

The mining industry contributes largely to the economy of Ghana, with the country benefitting substantially from “the 10-year gold bull market” [1]. It was estimated that the sector contributed 5.7% to 6.3% to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Ghana in the period 2007 to 2011 [2] [3] and served as major foreign exchange earner for the country. The increase in the price of the commodity ...

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Identifying Pathfinder Elements for Gold in Multi-Element ...

The occurrence of gold in Northern Ghana has been re- ported since 1935 [11]. Prior to this however, galamsey (small scale artisanal gold mining) activities in the area were quite prevalent. Pilot systematic conventional gold exploration started in this area in 1960 after a collabora- tive geological mapping and prospecting by Ghana Geo-

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Dialogues for a sustainable and productive artisanal and ...

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Evidence to inform an Action Dialogue, James McQuilken, Gavin Hilson (2016), IIED Report. State gold-buying programmes. Effective instruments to reform the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector?, RCS Global (2016), IIED Report. A rtisanal

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A comparison of licensed and un-licensed artisanal and ...

06/11/2017  Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents one of the most hazardous work environments. While formalization of this sector has been suggested (e.g., Minamata Convention) as a means to improve working conditions, we are unaware of empirical evidence that supports this notion. This study aimed to compare sociodemographic profiles, work profiles, and injury rates among

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"Impact of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Water ...

Water bodies, the source of drinking water for many rural households in mining areas are at risk of contamination due to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities. Water quality, therefore, remains a topical issue for policymakers and researchers. This research sought to achieve three objectives: firstly, to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and regulations about ASM in ...

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF MINING PROJECTS

ABSTRACT Financial analysis of mining projects can be known by studying the financial statements. Financial statements are official records of the financial actions of a company, firm or other unit over a period of time which provide a general idea of a company or person's financial situation in mutually short and long term. They give a precise representation of a company’s condition and ...

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