Big Solutions at the Small-scale: The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector.
The Artisanal Gold Council delivers a new Socially Responsible Investment concept at the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2013 held in Rome 29 September - 1 October. In the Responsible Gold Forum hosted by RJC and LBMA, executive director, Dr. Kevin Telmer, presented "the Artisanal Gold ETF", a socially responsible investment vehicle to support sustainable development in artisanal gold mining communities. See more on our Artisanal Gold Fund page.
AGC, UNIDO, and UNEP launch the Spanish version of technical guidance document on mercury in the ASGM entitled: Guía Práctica: Reducción del uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala
The AGC will be participating and leading two of the sessions at the Second Global Forum on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining to be held from 3-5 September 2013 in Lima, Peru. Myrianne Richard will be moderating and presenting at the session "Health Issues Related to ASGM" Anthony Persaud will be leading as well as presenting at the session "Importance of Inventory Development". For more information please visit the UNEP website.
A new on-line tool is available! The AGC launches a new health website - Artisanal Mining Health - where people can access information on health related projects in ASM across the globe, network, and share resources. The "map my project" feature allows you to add a past or present project to our database and see it on our interactive map.
MEDIA RELEASE – July 23. 2013
[July 23, 2013, Victoria] – A growing artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector (ASGM), budding collaboration between the formal gold mining sector and the informal sector, and unfortunate but avoidable mercury use is the current picture of Nicaragua’s gold mining sector. The Artisanal Gold Council, in collaboration with government and local partners and through the support of the United States Department of State, will now begin work in the region to assist in the reduction of mercury use and the improvement of community health and governance.
The Artisanal Gold Council will attend and lead various special sessions on ASGM at the 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) in July 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Kevin Telmer and Dr. Marcello Veiga will chair 2 sessions on the technical and environmental approaches of ASGM and Dr. Paleah Black Moher will chair a session on the health concerns and solutions associated with ASGM. We will also host a special display for the public on Sunday July 28th, so please come and visit us (more information here)!
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