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Minister Holds Crunch Meeting With Miners Today

Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills, is expected to hold a meeting today, Wednesday, February 17, with members of the Small Scale Miners Association read more......
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NGOs highlight Burkina gold 'legal void'

Swiss non-governmental organisations have criticised the extraction and importing of gold from Burkina Faso, which they say leads to abusive practices. Swiss gold refin read more......
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Miners seek to decriminalise possession of gold

THE Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is set to hold a conference next month on the decriminalisation of gold possession.

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Gabon seeks riches in artisanal gold mining

In the remote wilderness of the Belinga mountains in northeast Gabon, men with shovels in hand dig from morning to night, filling wheelbarrows with soil laced with what read more......
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'Parts of SA mining sector in the ICU'

Cape Town - Job losses in South Africa's mining sector are likely to accelerate with mining companies such as Glencore and Anglo American battling to cope with a gl read more......
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Ghana's Economy Suffering Amid Illegal Mining Activities

The Chamber thus issued a warning that Ghana could lose “heavily” if their activities are allowed to fester ahead of the election in November.

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ANGOLA UNEARTHS ITS BIGGEST DIAMOND EVER - AN ENORMOUS 400 CARAT DIAMOND WORTH $20 MILLION

In a little over a year since it began operations in Angola, Australian diamond-mining company, Lucapa, has just discovered an enormous 400-carat diamond in the Lulo re read more......
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Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines

  1. Artisanal and small-scale mines, normally operating in the informal economy, produce a big chunk of the minerals we use every day -- about a fifth of the world's gold produced each year, for example. …
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Artisanal miners being duped

  1. Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) said on Monday artisanal miners, who are contributing significantly to the country's gold production, were being duped by middle-men who are buying the yellow meta…
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How a young German director documented illegal gold mining in Ghana

  1. Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn in…
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Gold war in Colombia: traditional miners against the state

  1. Luz Dary has spent more than half of her life in the mine. This 47-year-old Colombian woman is a chatarrera, a scrap collector: she toils away, every day, from six in the morning to six at night, alon…
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Daily Grind: Women Stone Crushers Feed Demand for Construction in Kenya

  1. KISII, KENYA - On a fine afternoon in Nyantitira village, about 192 miles (310 km) west of Nairobi, Gladys Nanzala emerges from her house armed with a spade, a bucket and a few sacks. She is heading b…
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SA's influence felt in start of African tin mine

  1. Two global events have led to development of a long-dormant deposit at Bisie - in thick forest in the war-torn corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in what will become Africa's only formal tin…
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