Information about Ingessana Hills Artisanal Gold Mining Sites Chosen for the Environmental & Health Assessment
The chosen artisanal gold mining site lies in the middle of Ingessana Hills semi-circular massif; some 80 km to the southwest of El Damazin town, the capital of the Blue Nile State. The area bounded by latitudes 10° 00'-12° 00'N and longitude 33° 45' eastwards to the Sudan-Ethiopia boarder is geographically referred to as southern Blue Nile region (figure 1). The sites are scattered around Gugub village, which lies ~10 km northwest of Bau town; the administrative center of the Inagassna Hills district (figure 2).
07 May 2010