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The changing attitude towards artisanal cobalt miners

The attitude towards cobalt mined by artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) has come a long way in just a few short years. Once under the spotlight by end users as a questionable, high-risk source of cobalt, but more recently under the spotlight as an increasingly safe, stable and traceable source of cobalt.
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Vehicle manufacturer looks to assist artisanal cobalt miners

Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.

Spotlight on artisanal and small-scale miners in their time to shine

The public and private sectors in Nigeria are inextricably linked by unsecured gains within artisanal and small-scale miners.
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Championing the cause for artisanal miners in the DRC

More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.
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Advancing commercial sustainability for artisanal miners

One of challenges to envisioning artisanal mining as a viable enterprise is that the economies of scale do not always make for a good business case.

Big business is back but what about artisanal miners?

Artisanal mining should not be shunned post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.

Exhibition highlights plight of artisanal gold miners in West Africa

The International Organization for Migration regional office for West and Central Africa, is hosting an exhibition documenting the plight of artisanal gold miners in West Africa.

How to integrate artisanal miners into official industry

While it is illegal, it is clear that artisanal mining is part and parcel of our economies, communities and the mining industry.
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Project launched to stop use of mercury by artisanal gold miners

Artisanal and small scale gold mining is the largest global source of mercury releases into the environment from human activities, with about 35% of...

Artisanal miners pose complex challenge for mines

In many African countries, a new mine starting up will often find artisanal miners in their area and even on its concession, and it...

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