Nov 24, 2020
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.
Nov 23, 2020
Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.
Oct 15, 2020
The public and private sectors in Nigeria are inextricably linked by unsecured gains within artisanal and small-scale miners.
Sep 8, 2020
More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.
Jun 30, 2020
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.
May 19, 2020
Artisanal mining should not be shunned post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Dec 4, 2019
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.
Mar 13, 2019
While it is illegal, it is clear that artisanal mining is part and parcel of our economies, communities and the mining industry.
May 26, 2017
Artisanal and small scale gold mining is the largest global source of mercury releases into the environment from human activities, with about 35% of...