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The Impact Facility Cyrus Maina, Andrew Moore & David Sturmes English
Since 2018, The Impact Facility has been looking for practical ways to manage, mitigate an eliminate mercury use in the ASGM space. This report presents work carried out in mercury use sensitisation, with more than a dozen artisanal mining groups in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, reflecting on successes, challenges and failures experienced along the way
UNEP Artisanal Gold Council English
This guide describes the principals of reducing and eliminating mercury use in ASGM in an accessible manner. Featuring many photographs of ASGM equipment and techniques, the document explains the importance of milling and concentration, as well as other covering other topics such as retorts and tailings.
planetGOLD Indonesia English
With the results of these field researches, GOLD-ISMIA will develop a mobile application and a web portal database through which the estimation of the mercury avoided from the mercury-free processing units within the project locations can be monitored in a systematic way and on regular basis.
planetGOLD Indonesia English
Field research conducted by the GOLD-ISMIA project team at Buwun Mas and Kedaro villages at the Sekotong field location investigated the mass balance of Hg during amalgamation in a rod mill.
PNUD Perú (planetGOLD) Spanish
En esta primera edición, el catálogo cuenta con empresas proveedoras de tecnologías para la explotación y procesamiento de mineral, las cuales cuentan con los requisitos mínimos como: RUC activo, domicilio fiscal habido y experiencia de atención a la MAPE. Además se incorporaron proveedores que vienen desarrollando innovación aplicado al sector.
Natalia Uribe English
The content in this blog is the result of the research paper authored by Natalia Uribe Martinez, Standards and Certification manager, as part of her master’s in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Hague, The Netherlands. This research article is being submitted for publication in the Journal Extractive Industries and Society.
UNDP Ecuador/planetGOLD Ecuador, PAGE English
With the aim of reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the gold recovery process in artisanal mining, UNDP Ecuador and PAGE conducted a study revealing significant gains that artisanal miners, processing plants, laboratories and the state could have if the gold recovery process were transferred to small-scale mining plants with appropriate, mercury-free processes. Read the key results in this fact sheet.
Evaluating and Monitoring Small Scale Gold Mining and Mercury Use: Building a Knowledge-base with Satellite Imagery and Field Work
Daniel Stapper and Kevin Telmer English
This project was a pilot study at building a basic database for ASM sites in Brazil and Indonesia. The aim was to combine field work with satellite imagery to build a database that would span spatial scales and times greater than possible through field work alone.
The source and fate of sediment and mercury in the Tapajo´s River, Para´, Brazilian Amazon: Ground- and space-based evidence
Kevin Telmer, Maycira Costa, et al. English
This paper presents results of mercury (Hg) in surface waters and soils and an analysis of satellite imagery from the Tapajo´s River basin, Brazilian Amazon, and the Reserva Garimpeira do Tapajo´s, the legal gold mining district of the basin.
The 2019/2020 Annual Progress Report published by planetGOLD provides an overview of the progress made since the launch of the planetGOLD programme in early 2019 and includes data from the initiation of each of the national projects through fall 2020. This executive summary provides a snapshot of the key points from the full report, across the programme's 4 key programmatic areas: formalization, access to finance, technical solutions, and access to formal markets.