Apr 24, 2017
Using mercury amalgamation to separate gold particles from ore is not only dangerous to the health and environment of miners and their families but it is also inefficient. Recovery is an important aspect of efficiency in mining. It is a measurement of how much gold is split from the ore; how much gold goes to concentrate and how much goes to tailings.
In Peru at our mercury free processing…
Apr 21, 2017
By improving technology, business practices, governance and policy, the
Artisanal Gold Council helps to improve the environment and health of the
millions of people involved in ASGM worldwide.
Mercury use, water consumption, and dust and wastewater management are the main environmental and health concerns associated with ASGM. At many
artisanal gold mining sites, miners and their…
Apr 15, 2017
The Minamata Convention on Mercury, adopted in
2013, is a world-wide treaty aimed at protecting human health and the
environment from mercury’s harmful effects. As the artisanal and small-scale gold
mining (ASGM) sector is a major anthropogenic source of mercury release and
environmental pollution, a specific article targets the sector in the treaty; as
per Article 7, countries that are part…