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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.

Gabon to build strategic gold reserve from small-scale, artisanal mining

Similarly to Venezuela and Malaysia who have successfully built up a strategic gold reserve, Gabon too has decided to follow this path, says Gabon state-owned mining company,says Société Equatoriale des Mines (SEM) CEO Fabrice Nze-Bekale Moreover,...

Silica dust in artisinal gold miners linked to silicosis and TB epidemic

Silica dust hazards in large gold mines have been well documented, but the situation is far worse in small-scale and artisanal gold mining according to a new study. The new research in the article “Silica...