• Ghana: Handbook on Sustainable SmallScale Gold Mining

    Ghana: Handbook on Sustainable SmallScale Gold Mining

    On May 30, 2018, in Ampomaah Tourist Hotel, East Legon, the launching ceremony of a handbook on sustainable smallscale mining financed by France was held in the presence of François PUJOLAS, Ambassador of France, M. Kofi TETTEH, Head of Smallscale mining Department Minerals Commission, and M. Kwame AHUMAH, representing ministry of Lands and natural resources.

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  • MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA

    Minerals & Mining Policy of Ghana 2.0 Overview of Ghana''s Minerals and Mining Sector Ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. Gold is the predominant mineral produced in the country accounting for over 90% of all mineral revenues annually over the past two decades.

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  • A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian SmallScale Mining

    A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian SmallScale Mining

    placer gold deposits in the country and are quintessentially the main loions of smallscale goldmining activities. Smallscale diamond mining is more localized, with 60 per cent of licensed operations occurring at the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds (GCD) site at Akwatia, and the balance within surrounding areas [4].

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  • Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana''s SmallScale Miners

    Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana''s SmallScale Miners

    Mar 01, 2003 · So even though the face of foreign investment has shifted dramatically in Ghana''s goldmining industry since the establishment of the Gold Coast Colony in 1874, thousands of indigenous people continue to rely on smallscale extraction of gold as a principal source of employment.

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  • Artisanal mining Wikipedia

    Artisanal mining Wikipedia

    In Ghana, the regulation of artisanal gold mining is set forth in the SmallScale Gold Mining Law, 1989 (PNDCL 218). The Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law, 1989 (PNDCL 219), set up the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation (PMMC) to promote the development of smallscale gold and diamond mining in Ghana and to purchase the output of such mining, either directly or through

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  • Artisanal and smallscale gold mining in Ghana

    Artisanal and smallscale gold mining in Ghana

    ARtISAnAl AnD SMAllSC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA EID ENCE TO INFORM AN ''ACTION DIALOGU E'' 6 org Summary Introduction In Ghana, artisanal and smallscale mining (ASM) has grown in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy makes it one of the nation''s most important livelihood activities,

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  • Smallscale mining in Ghana: The government and the

    Smallscale mining in Ghana: The government and the

    Ghana''s smallscale mining has evolved beyond the reach of current smallscale mining legislation. The formalization process enacted in the smallscale mining laws is ineffective because it is unable to capture the magnitude and complexity of what now encompasses Ghana''s smallscale gold industry.

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  • Illegal SmallScale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food

    Illegal SmallScale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food

    Jun 21, 2018 · Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agroecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agroecological zones by illegal smallscale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana. This article examines the

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  • (PDF) Small Scale Mining in Ghana: Improving Operations by

    (PDF) Small Scale Mining in Ghana: Improving Operations by

    Small scale mining continues to contribute significantly to the socioeconomic needs of Ghana. The operations have transformed from artisanal to the use of sophistied mining techniques in recent

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  • The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana''s ban on smallscale

    The Fight against Galamsey: How Ghana''s ban on smallscale

    May 18, 2018 · The temporary ban has impacted legal smallscale mining operations, negatively. Prior to the implementation of the ban, smallscale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the SmallScale Gold Mining Law.

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