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EGC, Trafigura partner to formalise ASM mining in the DRC

Congolese mining company Entreprise Générale du Cobalt, or EGC, signed an offtake agreement with commodity trading group Trafigura in a bid to fomalise artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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.
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Securing a place for artisanal mining post COVID-19

Artisanal mining should not be left to collapse post COVID-19 because the sector has a direct impact on the livelihoods of many communities.

Webinar recording: Formalising artisanal mining in the DRC

Listen to the recorded discussion in which commodity trader Trafigura, NGO PACT, development organisation Global Communities and commodity research firm CRU Group shared their wins and aspirations for building a successful artisanal mining sector in the DRC and further afield.
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Hope springs from sacrifice in West Africa’s gold mines

Several artisanal miners have lost their lives in the small gold-mining site of Tiemba, southern Mali, where several women and men alike mine gold in the hope that one day, the sacrifices they have made will result in striking gold and making a few hundred euros to turn their lives around.
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Artisanal small-scale diamond mining initiative launched

Petra Diamonds has launched an artisanal small-scale mining initiative. This follows a process of consultation and cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
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Illegal mining in Ghana – fighting an ongoing battle

The mining industry in Ghana is heavily plagued with the menace of illegal mining which occurs mostly in the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector.

Understanding the needs of artisanal gold mining communities

Minelab is recognised as a leading developer and manufacturer of metal detectors for artisanal gold mining looking to establish itself in Nigeria.
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Mining still suspended at Youga gold mine

Despite regaining control at Youga after an armed group of artisanal miners tried to steal ore from its stockpile Avesoro suspended mining activities.

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