The Mining industry of Ghana accounts for 5% of the country's GDP and minerals make up 37% of total exports, of which gold contributes over 90% of the total mineral exports. . Thus, the main focus of Ghana's mining and minerals development industry remains focused on go
More commonly, small-scale gold mining utilizes significant quantities of mercury to extract gold from the ore. Exposure to mercury in these operations not only endangers miners and their families, but is also detrimental to the environment when deposited into the water supply.
The Herald Business Reporter ARTISANAL and small-scale miners (ASMs) may have contributed over half the 24,8 tonnes of gold Zimbabwe produced last year, but their unregulated activities might be causing more harm than good to the environment, according to findings of a study by Parliament.
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To download a PDF version of this article, click here. Peru, a major gold producer and exporter, is currently experiencing a surge in illegal gold mining. Most of the mining activities take place in the eastern province of Madre de Dios, but miners have also begun to establish their presence in the ...