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Global Mercury Project Newsletter: January 2003

The article highlights how extensive "Artisanal gold mining" is especially in many developing countries as it provides an important source of livelihood, particularly in rural regions where economic alternatives are critically limited. It also presents figures on the number of miners in the different regions worldwide. More importantly, it presents the impact of such activity on the environment and public health.

1223: Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Mining and Extraction Technologies

26 May 2014


Global Mercury Project Newsletter: January 2003.pdf