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