Mercury An agent of poverty in Ghana's small-scale gold
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A galamsey, derived from the phrase gather them and sell, is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, West Africa; such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring francophone nations.
Small-scale gold mining, the environment and human health
This paper introduces a special issue on Small-scale gold mining, mercury, the environment and human health perspectives on rural Ghana. The papers presented provide a range of perspectives on the mercury pollution problem in Ghana's small-scale gold-mining sector
Gold mining in Ghana Playing with mercury The Economist. NESTLED in a former cocoa-farming region in southwestern Ghana, the town of Prestea boasts more than 150 small-scale gold mines in the backyards of abandoned farms.
Mercury-free, small-scale artisanal gold mining in
Mercury-free, small-scale artisanal gold mining in Mozambique utilization of magnets to isolate gold at clean tech mine Kevin Dracea,*, Adam M. Kieferb, Marcello M. Veigac, Matt K. Williamsb, Benjamin Ascaria,
Journal of Cleaner Production 2012Kevin Drace Adam M Kiefer Marcello M Veiga Matt K Williams Benjamin Ascari Kassandr Mercer University University of British Columbia University of MississippiSustainability
Golden Opportunity in Ghana A Negotiation Case Study and
Golden Opportunity in Ghana A Negotiation Case Study and Analysis Gold Mining in Ghana and mercury is a significant driver of debt,
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2015Mozhgon Rajaee Obiri Allyson Green Rachel N Long Jerry Cobbina Vin University of Michigan Council For Scientific and Industrial Research Jiangsu University MEnvironmental monitoring Food contaminant Ecotoxicology Public health Mercury Water
The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining
The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining communities in Ghana Ghana, small-scale miners use mercury in processing their ore. The waste products in most
Influx of Chinese goldminers sparks tensions in Ghana
The law forbids non-citizens from engaging in small-scale mining. Ghana is the 10th largest gold producer in the world and the second largest in Africa, after South Africa. It produced 4.2m ounces last year, worth $1,668 per ounce. 23% of Ghana's gold exports come from small-scale mining.