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  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has long been practiced in Nigeria and around the world. Bolstered by historically high gold prices, a lack of viable alternative livelihoods, and a ready if expensive supply of mercury, there has been a resurgence of ASGM activities in northern Nigeria in recent years. This resurgence

  • Understanding the needs of artisanal gold mining

    25/09/2019· What in your view are the challenges to taking the mining sector in Nigeria to the next level? The education of artisanal miners about the dangers and environmentally impact of using cyanide and mercury. What is your vision for the mining sector in Nigeria? To help change local communities fortunes with our market leading technology.

  • Artisanal gold miners in Nigeria seek mining

    1/04/2018· Artisanal gold miners in the Niger state of Nigeria are asking the Muhammadu Buhari government to help them operate under conditions that allow them to


    8/09/2018· At a time in Nigeria between 1903 and 1940, ASM operations dominated the mining in Nigeria and up till now, there is still a substantial dominance of Artisanal and Small Mining. Artisanal and Small-scale mining accounts for over 90% of solid mining in the country. In Nigeria some of the mining products mined in the ASM include precious metals

  • Artisanal and small-scale mining in Nigeria: Experiences

    Uka, C., 2011. Formalization and Legalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Nigeria. A presentation at the Regional Multi-Stakeholders’ Workshop: Anglophone West Africa Sub-Regional Action Planning on Mercury Use in Artisanal And Small Scale Gold Mining, Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme.

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  • Challenges Of Artisanal, Small-Scale Mining In Nigeria

    16/09/2018· Challenges Of Artisanal, Small-Scale Mining In Nigeria In this report, ABAH ADAH highlights the challenges of artisanal miners in the country. While

  • Ecological impact of artisanal and small scale mining in

    Nigeria, most of the mining operations are carried out by artisanal and small scale miners which are usually surface mining carried out with little or no advanced technology to manage the ecological damages of the mining operations (Oladipo, 2006). Increasing ecological impact witness over the years is as a result of the fact that most of the miners undertake the operations illegally with no

  • Artisanal mining Wikipedia

    Artisanal mining in the Barberton region produces relatively large nuggets in reasonably profitable mining ventures. Formal mines, such as Agnes, Fairview, Consort, and Barbrook, are relative small, and artisanal mining is growing in the region. Since artisanal mining is illegal in South Africa, it is difficult to estimate its economic value.

  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

    Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria: Recommendations to Address Mercury and Lead Exposure Executive Summary In 2010, a major lead poisoning outbreak in Zamfara State, Nigeria made international headlines. Traced to artisanal and small-scale gold mining

  • Handling Nigeria’s two million artisan miners Vanguard News

    15/08/2018· ONE of the areas in which Nigeria’s rich potentials has been well-documented is the mining sector. In the 1960s, mining contributed up to 50

  • Digging up Nigeria's artisanal mining numbers Thought

    4/10/2018· “With the renewed interest in mining brought about by the current administration’s diversification efforts, at least 2 million people in Nigeria are now directly or indirectly dependent on artisanal and small-scale mining for their livelihood,” the Nation newspaper quoted him saying.

  • Environmental Impacts of Mining and Smelting

    Assessing Hazards from Artisanal Mining in Nigeria. In 2012, OK International conducted an investigation of artisanal small-scale mines (ASM) throughout Nigeria to assess health hazards in an effort to prevent tragedies like the one in Zamfara. We visited gold mines, ore processing sites and lead mines where we collected soil and water samples

  • Nigeria Artisinal gold miners Home Facebook

    1/08/2018· Nigeria Artisinal gold miners. 785 likes. To promote understanding, unity, education, against illegal gold mining & to promote the change agenda of the...

  • Nigeria, South Africa partner on artisanal gold mining

    8/06/2014· Nigeria’s Leadership Newspaper reports the two countries are now partnering to promote the development of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Nigeria according to Minister of Mines and

  • Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku

    The evaluation of environmental impact of artisanal gold mining was carried out in Luku, Minna, North Central Nigeria, to evaluate environmental hazards associated with artisanal gold mining through field work and Laboratory analyses. During the field work, observations of the whole mining site were made so as to evaluate the physical impact of mining and representative soil samples were

  • Authors: T A Ako · U S Onoduku · S A Oke · I A Adamu · Shehab E Ali · A MamoduAbout: Land degradation
  • Socioeconomic Impact of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining

    the Mambilla Plateau of Taraba State, Nigeria Ahmed, Y. M.1 & Oruonye, E. D.1* 1 Department of Geography, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State Nigeria * Oruonye, E. D., E-mail: [email protected] Abstract Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) is an important livelihood activity to most rural dwellers living in communities endowed with mineral resources. Mining in

  • Nigeria: Developing Artisanal Small-Scale Mining in

    Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) is an important part of the Nigerian mining sector which has the potential to raise internally generated revenue and enhance our foreign exchange earnings

  • Artisanal Mining: Averting dangers ahead Vanguard News

    Some people may also take up mining as a last resort during periods of economic recession e.g. in Nigeria, during the mid 1980s and late 1990s. Illegal mining boomed in Nigeria during this period

  • Lead poisoning: Artisanal mining and matters arising

    MSF, key international and national stakeholders, came together during the conference and called for a federal programme for the prevention of lead poisoning associated with artisanal gold mining in Nigeria. In a related development, Ayanleke expressed worry by the insurgent going to the mining sites to attack miners and mining communities.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Nigeria’s artisanal kaolin

    Mr Sadiq, now 31, is one of the most energetic of the about 150 miners in Tsani mine, in Kankara, Kankara Local Government of Katsina State. He has become a local mining champion.

  • Light at End of Tunnel for Artisanal Mining In Nigeria

    Nigeria: Govt Engages Experts to Form Artisanal Miners Into Cooperatives Daily Trust, 17 July 2019. The Federal Government has reached an agreement with a French company, SOFRECO, as technical

  • Who profits from gold mining in Niger? Equal Times

    22/12/2014· With current gold prices at around US$35 million per ton, artisanal mining is an important economic activity but taxes aren’t being levied and so gold mining makes little contribution to the development of Niger, while huge profits are being made by mine owners and more so buyers further down the supply chain. Disastrous impact

  • INVESTIGATION: Digging for death, untold story of Osun

    For decades, artisanal gold mining has been a daily activity in Osun State, yet left unregulated despite the severe danger it portends to the miners and the environment. Olugbenga ADANIKIN, in the part two of this series, reports about the failure of government to curb illegal mining in Osun State.

  • Nigeria: Government bans artisanal gold mining activity in

    15/04/2019· "Zamfara Violence: Nigerian govt bans mining activities in troubled state", 7 April 2019. The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. The decision is part of fresh measures to restore peace to the state bedevilled by banditry

  • Minister says 1,759 artisanal mining sites identified

    Adegbite said the artisanal and small scale miner’s government formalisation policy was an instrument of poverty alleviation, employment and job creation. He said that some of the artisanal operators had, however, scaled up their operations and transformed into small-scale mining firms and were operating within valid mineral titles.

  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    The World Bank works with governments, companies, NGOs and stakeholders to reduce poverty and boost prosperity by supporting the integrated sustainable development of communities involved in artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries.

  • Lead poisoning: Artisanal mining and matters arising

    12/03/2019· The Niger government said that in as much as it could not stop artisanal mining completely, it would make efforts to promote safer mining in the state. It said that it would train staff on laboratory analysis and management of lead poisoning, deploy more staff to health outpost and upgrade Kagara General Hospital to treat lead poisoning cases.

  • Blood Mines: Artisanal Mining and Conflicts in Nigeria

    26/07/2019· Although violent conflicts and insecurity have preoccupied the attention of the Federal Government, security agencies and security analysts, the role of mining in all of this appears not be given much attention in scholarly and policy literature. This month's Nextier SPD Policy Monthly interrogates artisanal mining and conflicts in Nigeria.

  • Artisanal Mining And Lead Poisoning In Nigeria :::...The

    The Niger government said that in as much as it could not stop artisanal mining completely, it would make efforts to promote safer mining in the state. It said that it would train staff on laboratory analysis and management of lead poisoning, deploy more staff to health outpost and upgrade Kagara General Hospital to treat lead poisoning cases.