research on small scale mining activities in ghana

research on small scale mining activities in ghana

  • Mining and Sustainable Development The Case of Ghana

    Mining accounted for 6% of GDP in 2011 and the sector grew by 23.5% in 2012. There are currently about thirteen (13) large scale mining companies and 16 operations and over 1000 registered small scale companies in the sector. Large scale companies are mainly foreign owned while small scale mining is a preserve of Ghanaians. 4

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  • African Women in Artisanal and Small scale Mining

    in productive mining activities; and prevailing patriarchal ideologies that mining is a mans job, thereby obstructing crucial information from trickling down to the women miners. Some of the key recommendations proposed by the women in artisanal and small scale mining in the project countries include, but are not limited to the need for the

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  • Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa

    Impact of illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) on cocoa production in Atiwa district of Ghana Dennis Owusu Boateng*, Francis Nana Yaw Codjoe and Johnson Ofori Technical Department, Bunso Cocoa College, P. O. Box 2, Bunso, Eastern Region, Ghana. Article History ABSTRACT Received 09 May, 2014 Received in revised form 06 June, 2014

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  • The Mining Industry in Ghana A Blessing or a Curse

    is owned by foreigners and the rest by the state of Ghana and several small scale Ghanaian operators largely due to the legal restriction of small scale mining to nationals (Akabzaa amp; Darimani, 2001). Currently, there are eleven large scale mining companies operating eight gold mines, one bauxite, one diamond and one manganese mine, in

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  • Transformining Customary System in Ghana Women's

    This research examines the intersection of womens participation in the Talensi small scale gold mining industry in Ghana, and the benefits and challenges of the mining activities. It is based on 12 months of fieldwork in the Talensi small scale gold mining communities between 2014 and 2015.

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  • Effective States 187; FINDINGS Competitive politics and the

    Jun 01, 20170183;32;In the last three months, the Ghanaian media landscape has been dominated by discussions about the dangers of illegal mining. Although Ghana has had a formalised process for engaging in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) on a legal basis since the late 1980s, an estimated 85 percent of small scale miners in the country operate on an illegal

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  • POLICY BRIEF No.5 The Galamsey Menace in Ghana A

    The Galamsey Menace in Ghana A Political Problem Requiring Political Solutions? June 2017 ugbs.ug.edu.gh The Policy Issue One of the most signicant policy challenges in Ghana today revolves around the question of how best to maxi mise the benets of the artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector while minimising the negative conse

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  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    Though the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218, legalized the operations of Small Scale Mining (SSM) in Ghana. It is still difficult to differentiate between the activities of small scale miners and illegal miners. The term galamsey is interchangeably used to refer to both small scale mining and illegal mining.

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  • To Ban or Not to Ban A Citizen Perspective on Galamsey

    Ghana stands to achieve more from sustainable artisanal and small scale mining as ASM accounts for more than 30% of total gold produced and is the sole producer of diamond in Ghana.

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  • Ghana Galamsey 'Breeds' Mercury Poisoning GAEC Research

    Mar 02, 20050183;32;By Ivy Benson. RESEARCH conducted by the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on water bodies and stream sediments as a result of small scale gold mining popularly called quot;galamseyquot; activities at

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining

    IntroductionMethodologyResults and DiscussionConclusionRecommendations to Minimize Environmental Impacts of Mining in GhanaStatement of Competing InterestsAcknowledgementsThere is no doubt that natural resources such as gold, diamond, bauxite, and crude oil deposits can contribute significantly to economic growth and development, of which Ghana is no exception [4, 19, 40, 42]. Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, is the second largest gold producer in Africa and the ninth in the world, contributing about 40% of the countrys gross foreign exchange earnings, an equivalent of about 5.7% of the countrys GDP. Due to its strategic importance for the socio economicLive Chat
  • Historical overview of traditional and modern gold mining

    Historical overview of traditional and modern to study artisanal and small scale gold mining activities in Ghana. Though Integrated Assessments have been used in the fields of environmental

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  • Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well Being of the

    Small scale mining activities started in Ghana more than 100 years ago. Around the eighteen (18) century, a lot of foreign investors engaged themselves in mining activities which resulted in the creation of jobs for the local communities; these positively increased the economic growth of Ghana. Mining activities were therefore

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  • Health and well being of informal, small scale gold miners

    While small scale mining has the potential to directly improve households livelihood, particularly in rural impoverished areas, it also poses serious health risks to both the miners and the surrounding communities. In Ghana, informal small scale gold mining typically occurs in shallow pits where stone is removed, crushed and amalgamated to

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  • Injuries among Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

    Sep 02, 20150183;32;Artisanal and small scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries. The study was a

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  • Mining industry of Ghana

    The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold. Ghana is Africa's largest gold producer, producing 80.5 t in 2008.

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  • Artisanal and Small Scale Mining worldbank

    Artisanal and Small Scale Mining occurs in approximately 80 countries worldwide. There are approximately 100 million artisanal miners globally. Artisanal and small scale production supply accounts for 80% of global sapphire, 20% of gold mining and up to 20% of diamond mining.

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  • Learn What Illegal Mining Operations Are The Balance

    Legal small scale artisanal mining exists in many countries alongside large scale mining. As defined by the Government of South Africa, quot;Artisanal mining means small scale mining involving the extraction of minerals with the simplest of tools, on a subsistence level.quot; However, most illegal mining is characterized by the small size of its

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  • IMPACT OF ILLEGAL MINING ON WATER RESOURCES FOR

    This paper reviews the impact of illegal mining on water resources for irrigation and domestic application in Ghana. It was carried out by reviewing literature and media information as well as interviews and observation of small scale mining activities in mining communities especially illegal mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. It was

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  • An Integrated Assessment Approach to Address Artisanal and

    Sep 17, 20150183;32;To help increase understanding of such problems, and to enable consensus building and effective translation of scientific findings to stakeholders, help inform policies, and ultimately improve decision making, we utilized an Integrated Assessment approach to study artisanal and small scale gold mining activities in Ghana.

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  • Injuries among Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Miners in Ghana

    Sep 02, 20150183;32;Artisanal and small scale gold miners are confronted with numerous hazards often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and fatalities. In Ghana, like many developing countries, there is paucity of information on the causes and nature of the accidents that result in the injuries. The study was a

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  • 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 sophisticated mining techniques in recent

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  • Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining

    The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small scale and large scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana. The paper mainly focused on the mining activities in Prestea in the western region of the country. The data

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  • To Ban or Not to Ban A Citizen Perspective on Galamsey

    Ghana stands to achieve more from sustainable artisanal and small scale mining as ASM accounts for more than 30% of total gold produced and is the sole producer of diamond in Ghana.

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  • Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold

    Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Ghana Part 3 Social Sciences and Economics Mark L. Wilson 1,*, research that can guide policies and actions ai med to address the unique challenges of ASGM Artisanal and small scale mining activities provide an important source of livelihood for both

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  • Artisanal and small scale gold mining in Ghana pubs.iied

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

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  • The impact of Chinese involvement in small scale gold

    The impact of Chinese involvement in small scale gold mining in Ghana Research by Gordon Crawford, Coleman Agyeyomah, Gabriel Botchwey and Atinga Mba Policy brief 33110 May 2016 Small scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghanas total gold output and provides livelihoods for many people. This

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  • Small scale mining in Ghana The government and the

    Highlights Examination of Ghanas small scale mining sector. Notes the economic importance of the sector to rural Ghana. Finds that the 1989 small scale mining laws do not capture the activities of miners. Recommends comprehensive reforms to the 1989 laws. Recommends an anti corruption in law enforcement campaign.

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  • An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold mInIng

    An Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Ghana Final Report and 2) further impoverish the majority of Ghanaians leading to a rise in illegal mining activities [6]. Partly in response, the government legalized small scale mining in 1989 but most miners still

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  • Galamsey

    A galamsey, derived from the phrase quot;gather them and sellquot;, is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small scale gold mining in Ghana.Such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring Francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.

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  • Girls in Mining Research Findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru

    Girls in Mining Research Findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru, and United Republic of Tanzania In the small scale mining industry especially, little is understood about the roles and activities of girls and the effect that this has on their lives and livelihoods. Not much is

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  • IMPACT OF ILLEGAL MINING ON WATER RESOURCES FOR

    This paper reviews the impact of illegal mining on water resources for irrigation and domestic application in Ghana. It was carried out by reviewing literature and media information as well as interviews and observation of small scale mining activities in mining communities especially illegal mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. It was

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  • The hazardous nature of small scale underground mining in

    However, very little research has been conducted to ascertain and address the safety and environmental issues related to small scale underground mining in Ghana. This paper therefore identifies the safety issues in small scale underground mines in Ghana and

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  • Multiple scales of diamond mining in Akwatia, Ghana

    small scale diamond mining in Ghana has not been linked to conict but its role in development has also been relatively modest. This paper examines large and small scale mining in Ghanas largest diamond mining town, Akwatia, and their relative impact on environmental degradation, health, and the livelihood of artisanal miners.

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  • The Impact and Effect of Illegal Mining (galamsey) towards

    Though the enactment of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDC L 218, legalized the operations of Small Scale Mining (SSM) in Ghana. It is still difficult to differentiate between the activities of small scale miners and illegal miners. The term galamsey is interchangeably used to refer to both small scale mining and illegal mining.

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  • An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold mInIng In

    An Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining in Ghana Final Report and 2) further impoverish the majority of Ghanaians leading to a rise in illegal mining activities [6]. Partly in response, the government legalized small scale mining in 1989 but most miners still

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  • The Fight against Galamsey How Ghanas ban on small scale

    May 18, 20180183;32;The temporary ban has impacted legal small scale mining operations, negatively. Prior to the implementation of the ban, small scale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the Small Scale Gold Mining Law.

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  • A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small Scale Mining

    placer gold deposits in the country and are quintessentially the main locations of small scale gold mining activities. Small scale 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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