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11 Oct 2010 | report | project: 1223   Report on the policy and governance initiative (July 2007)-Global Mercury Project
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   U.N. international guidelines on mercury management in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (June 2007)
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Review of mercury and cyanide uses in the artisanal gold mining (May 2007)
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Environmental and health assessments: Summary document (July 2006)
07 May 2010 | workshop | project: 1223   Economic Aspects of Reducing Mercury Pollution in Artisanal Gold Mining
The presentation Economic Aspects of Reducing Mercury Pollution in Artisanal Gold Mining was given by Simon D. Handelsman & Dr. Marcello Veiga at the Canadian Institute of Mining Annual Meeting in May of 2006.
07 May 2010 | workshop | project: 1223   Next phase of the GMP
Slide Presentation which presents the issues faced by the GMP and the need to continually evaluate its objectives.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Summary report: Technical and socio-economic profiles of Global Mercury Project sites (May 2004)
The Global Mercury Project (GMP) is located in communities and mining areas within six participating countries – Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan, Brazil, Indonesia and Lao PDR. Project sites were selected based on the importance of artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) in these regions and the proximity of communities1 to international waters that may be impacted by ASM, particularly with respect to pollution generated from the misuse of mercury. Although the project sites differ somewhat in terms of population, geography, cultural context, mining practices and mining history, they share a critical similarity – ASM represents an essential source of livelihood.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Report to UNEP on global impacts of mercury supply and demand in small-scale gold mining
This report highlights some of the Global Mercury Project’s findings 2002-2007 and outlines some major policy implications for nations worldwide — particularly nations exporting, importing and/or using mercury, as well as all countries affected by global pollution and/or involved in providing capacity assistance to populations involved in ASM.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Information about the Project Sites in Zimbabwe
The Kadoma-Chakari area lies within one of the largest gold belts (greenstone belts) of Zimbabwe and has the highest density of small scale gold miners, millers and panners of all the country’s gold belts. Geographically, the area occurs about 150 km south-west of Harare along the main Harare-Bulawayo highway and is located within the Zambezi Basin (Fig. 1 and 2). Access into the mining areas from Kadoma City is very good along paved all-weather roads and good dry season roads. The Zambezi Basin and its water resources are shared by eight of the fourteen Southern African Development Community (SADC) states.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Environmental Assessment Final Report, Kadoma-Chakari area, Zimbabwe
In response to a request from the Government of Zimbabwe and in the framework of the general project entitled 'Removal of barriers to the introduction of cleaner artisanal gold mining and extraction technologies', a contract was signed in September 2003 between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and BRGM, in order to carry out the environmental and health assessment in the Kadoma-Chakari area. This area is characterised by the presence of thousands of artisanal gold miners using mercury for gold recovery.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Equipment Specification for the Demonstration Units in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, it is estimated that there are between 300,000 and 400,000 artisanal gold miners sustaining the livelihood of at least 2 million people. There are 200 registered “formal” large to medium-scale gold mines and thousands of small-scale gold operations producing, according to the official statistics, up to 5 tonnes of gold annually. This production from a large contingent of miners seems to be underestimated and most gold must be smuggled out of the country where prices are more attractive. About 20,000 to 30,000 people are directly involved in gold extraction in the Kadoma-Chakari region selected by the Global Mercury Project to implement demonstration units.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Activities in Zimbabwe 2002-2007 Final Report
It is axiomatic that throughout the world artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is driven by poverty. This is especially the case in Zimbabwe, where 80% of the population is unemployed, with most people living in conditions of extreme poverty. Mining can produce environmental and health risks but also significant contributions to low income communities and the economy, and there is a growing need for development assistance in this sector in Zimbabwe.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Health Assessment in Kadoma, Zimbabwe Final Report
Kadoma is a typical small-scale mining area with approximately 235,000 inhabitants in the Midlands in Zimbabwe. Artisanal small-scale miners use mercury to extract gold from the ore. It is estimated that approximately a few hundred thousand people work and live in similar small scale mining communities all over Zimbabwe. In the selected area there is no clean and safe drinking water, no waste disposal for the toxic mercury or any other waste or human discharge. Hygienic standards are extremely low and are a reason for many infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and parasitism.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   A Sociological Survey of Small-scale Artisanal Gold Mining in the Kadoma-Chakari Area
Small-scale artisanal gold mining is a growing sector in Zimbabwe whose effects cannot be ignored. In the Kadoma-Chakari area this sector has significantly increased since the 1990’s. This can be linked with the downscaling of mining operations of the main mine in the area, Dalny Mine owned by Falcon Gold. This left the greater community in the area unemployed and as a means of survival most are engaged in small-scale gold mining as a self-employment drive to sustain their livelihoods.
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Introducción de Tecnologías Limpias en la Minería Artesanal de Oro
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Contaminación por mercurio en la minería artesanal en el Bloque B de El Callao: Evaluación de la salud
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Uniidades de Demonsttraciión y Campaña de Educaciión para Miineros Arttesanalles de Oro
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Mercurio y Enfermedades Inmunológicas en Comunidades de Minería Artesanal de Oro: ¿Una Interacción Peligrosa?
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Mercurio y Cianuro en Minería Artesanal de la Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador (Presentación)
Descripción de la Presentación: • Proceso de extracción del oro en la minería artesanal en Ecuador. • Relación Oro producido-Mercurio gastado • Balance y destino del Mercurio. • Mercurio en aire exalado en la Minería Artesanal del Ecuador. • Proceso de Cianuración • La minería y el Ecosistema
07 May 2010 | report | project: 1223   Mercury Pollution from Artisanal Gold Mining in Block B, El Callao, Bolívar State, Venezuela
The technical and health aspects of the gold mining activity conducted by artisanal and small-scale miners in the Block B, El Callao, Bolívar State, Venezuela, were evaluated. The area, with 1731 inhabitants, is a legal mining concession of CVG-Minerven rented to small-scale mining individuals/companies. Miners extract the ore from 30-80 m deep shafts using explosives and transport it in small trucks to the Processing Centers (locally known as “molinos”) to be crushed, ground, concentrated and amalgamated. There are 28 active Processing Centers in the Block B area producing about 1 to 2 tonnes Au/a. By using copperamalgamating plates to amalgamate the whole ground ore, a large amount of mercury is lost with the tailings.