• Chemical hazards in the artisanal gold sector

    2020 7 31 Health data for artisanal gold mining communities is scarce and the prevalence and severity of mercury intoxication differs depending on local practices According to a global study one in three active miners and gold shop owners suffers from chronic elemental mercury vapour intoxication Mercury in the environment

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  • Ecosystem Changes Caused by Mining

    2017 2 16 Ecosystem Changes Caused by Mining Mining is a destructive force that heavily modifies the surrounding ecosystem It can be divided into two major categories based upon their excavation types The first is surface mining which is by far the most common in the present day The second kind is sub surface mining which includes underground mining

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  • PDF Environmental and social impacts of mining and

    2016 9 20 Mining activities are the integral part of societal development However the mitigation of mine impacted environmental and social issues warrant a corrective action supported by appropriate post

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  • The Environmental Impact of Mining Different Mining

    2020 5 27 Mining remains an essential and growing part of the modern industry By some estimates it makes up nearly 45 of the total global economy and mineral production continues to increase as demand for raw materials grows around the world However many mining techniques still in use can have serious impacts on both the mining site itself and the surrounding environment

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  • PDF Natural Resources and Local Communities Evidence

    This paper examines the local economic impact of Yanacocha a large gold mine in Northern Peru Using annual data from 1997 to 2006 we find evidence of a positive effect of the mine s demand for local inputs on real income The effects are only present in the supply market and surrounding areas and reach unskilled workers in non mining sectors

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  • 7 Effects of Mining and Processing of Mineral Resources

    2021 10 15 ADVERTISEMENTS Some of the major environmental effects of mining and processing of mineral resources are as follows 1 Pollution 2 Destruction of Land 3 Subsidence 4 Noise 5 Energy 6 Impact on the Biological Environment 7 Long term Supplies of Mineral Resources Mining and processing of mineral resources normally have a considerable im­pact on land water

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  • Mining in Ghana What future can we expect

    2016 7 22 mining communities and others who have the capacity by working together to make a solid global mining industry that will contribute to the economy and the society In the decade since mining has been an important part of Ghana s macroeconomic progress Even with a cyclical drop in the price of gold mining still accounted for 19 per

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  • Galamsey in Ghana Mitigating its Negative Effects WIIS

    2021 2 25 Galamsey in Ghana Mitigating its Negative Effects Ghana is one of the biggest producers of gold in Africa and the world 1 Gold contributes significantly to Ghana s economy and small scale mining an important means of income for many low income Ghanaian s produces about 30 percent of Ghana s total gold output 2 Under Ghanaian

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  • MINING IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND

    2019 7 4 mining companies it is yet to be established the engagement of the communities and mining firms to address the increasing effects of mining on agricultural lands and food security It is therefore proposed that the various stakeholders must have an effective model of

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  • The Environmental Impact of Mining Different Mining

    2020 5 27 Mining remains an essential and growing part of the modern industry By some estimates it makes up nearly 45 of the total global economy and mineral production continues to increase as demand for raw materials grows around the world However many mining techniques still in use can have serious impacts on both the mining site itself and the surrounding environment

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  • Conflicts between Gold Mining

    The research therefore sorts to find the causes of the conflict between gold mining companies and their host communities using AngloGold Ashanti in the TarkwaNsuaem Municipality as a case The study was conducted to critically examine the issues that lead to conflict between gold mining companies and their host communities

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  • EXAMINING THE SOCIO ECONOMIC IMPACT OF

    2017 3 24 examining the socio economic impact of mining on the livelihoods of amajuba district mining communities sihlangu s ngobese 2015 university of kwazulu natal

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  • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    2014 6 17 By News Ghana Jun 17 2014 6 Galamsey Operators There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment This is

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  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio Economic

    2017 5 28 Abstract Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana s economy however the negative environmental and socio economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains It is within this context that this paper assessed in an

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  • Effects of illegal mining on the agriculture sector in Ghana

    2016 11 30 exports Thus the focus of Ghana s mining and minerals development industry remains focused on gold Wikipedia Ghana s mining sector comes in two main ways Large scale or Corporate mining and small scale mining The small scale mining by law is the preserve of the indigenous people who largely do surface mining with pick axe

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  • Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the

    2019 2 21 Mining activities including prospecting exploration construction operation maintenance expansion abandonment decommissioning and repurposing of a mine can impact social and environmental systems in a range of positive and negative and direct and indirect ways Mining can yield a range of benefits to societies but it may also cause conflict not least in relation to above ground and

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  • Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well

    2013 1 2 environmental impact of mining and the well being of the people in Akwatia Ghana Illegal mining activities increased after the collapse of Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited GCD this was the company responsible for diamond mining in Ghana Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana mining activities has its

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  • Conflicts between Gold Mining

    It is expected that there will be a cordial relationship between the mining companies and their host communities due to their gold mining companies and host communities supposed interdependence However the extraction of gold has caused widespread disaffection between gold mining companies and their host communities leading to significant backlash and occasionally violent conflict

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  • Externalities

    2016 12 20 ExternalitiesGold mining in Ghana hurts farm productivity Geoff Riley 20th December 2016 The expansion of large scale gold mining in Ghana has led to a big reduction in agricultural productivity and output and a significant increase in rural poverty Environmental pollution from the mines in the form of air pollutants and acid

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  • The social and environmental impact of mining in the ACP

    2012 8 16 Mining has often a negative impact on the environment by the pollution it causes Pollution The impact of mining on the environment affects different aspects Radioactive substances emanating from uranium mines have such devastating effects on the environment The massive use of water by mining companies and industrial

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  • Conflicts between Gold Mining

    It is expected that there will be a cordial relationship between the mining companies and their host communities due to their gold mining companies and host communities supposed interdependence However the extraction of gold has caused widespread disaffection between gold mining companies and their host communities leading to significant backlash and occasionally violent conflict

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  • Galamsey menace Causes effects and solutions

    2017 5 17 The high incidence of galamsey or illegal mining in recent times have been on several discussions and heated debates for some time now and has perplexed the minds of the general public in Ghana

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  • 7 Effects of Mining and Processing of Mineral Resources

    2021 10 15 ADVERTISEMENTS Some of the major environmental effects of mining and processing of mineral resources are as follows 1 Pollution 2 Destruction of Land 3 Subsidence 4 Noise 5 Energy 6 Impact on the Biological Environment 7 Long term Supplies of Mineral Resources Mining and processing of mineral resources normally have a considerable im­pact on land water

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  • 1

    2019 1 28 Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining to small scale mining with mines only a few metres deep through large scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods

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  • Case finding of tuberculosis among mining communities

    2021 3 18 Background Data on active TB case finding activities among artisanal gold mining communities AMC is limited The study assessed the yield of TB cases from the TB screening activities among AMC in Ghana the factors associated with TB in these communities and the correlation between the screening methods and a diagnosis of TB Methods We conducted secondary data analyses of

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  • Illegal Gold Mining Threatens Ghana s Lucrative Cocoa

    2017 7 21 Mining around Ghana s cocoa farms is an added injury to an already volatile industry In New York cocoa prices hit a 10 year low in April Farmers also grapple with unstable weather patterns crop

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  • PDF Environmental and social impacts of mining and

    2016 9 20 Mining activities are the integral part of societal development However the mitigation of mine impacted environmental and social issues warrant a corrective action supported by appropriate post

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  • The impact of mining in Ghana

    2021 9 12 Newmont Ghana Gold Limited NGGL started mining operations at its Ahafo Mine in 2006 In 2011 the Ahafo Mine produced 566 000 ounces of gold the equivalent of Ghana s total production

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  • Case finding of tuberculosis among mining communities

    2021 3 18 Background Data on active TB case finding activities among artisanal gold mining communities AMC is limited The study assessed the yield of TB cases from the TB screening activities among AMC in Ghana the factors associated with TB in these communities and the correlation between the screening methods and a diagnosis of TB Methods We conducted secondary data analyses of

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  • IJERPH

    2015 6 30 Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana s economy however the negative environmental and socio economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains It is within this context that this paper assessed in an integrated manner Read more

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  • Mining operations violate right of mining communities to

    2010 3 21 The negative effects of mining are depriving mining communities of access to clean water and this has implication for the health status of mining communities since the ingestion of cyanide and

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  • Illegal Mining Activities and Its Environment Effects

    2014 6 17 By News Ghana Jun 17 2014 6 Galamsey Operators There is no doubt that Illegal mining activities have caused a great harm to our environment This is

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  • Chemical hazards in the artisanal gold sector

    2020 7 31 Health data for artisanal gold mining communities is scarce and the prevalence and severity of mercury intoxication differs depending on local practices According to a global study one in three active miners and gold shop owners suffers from chronic elemental mercury vapour intoxication Mercury in the environment

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  • Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well

    2013 1 2 environmental impact of mining and the well being of the people in Akwatia Ghana Illegal mining activities increased after the collapse of Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited GCD this was the company responsible for diamond mining in Ghana Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana mining activities has its

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  • POSITION PAPER ON ASM GOLD SECTOR IN GHANA

    2020 1 27 2 Abstract The artisanal and small scale mining ASM gold sector is reviled in Ghana for its devastating effects on the inhabitants and ecosystem of the communities in which it operates This paper argues that the problems that have bedeviled this sector are not preordained

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  • Chemical hazards in the artisanal gold sector

    2020 7 31 Health data for artisanal gold mining communities is scarce and the prevalence and severity of mercury intoxication differs depending on local practices According to a global study one in three active miners and gold shop owners suffers from chronic elemental mercury vapour intoxication Mercury in the environment

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  • IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA A

    2008 11 12 effects of the mining sector reforms implemented under the structural adjustment programme with particular reference to affected mining communities in the Tarkwa mining area The specific aims are reflected in the terms of reference for this project which include 1 A concise account of the growth and development dynamics of the mining industry

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  • Statement from Affected Communities on Impact of

    Statement from Affected Communities on Impact of Mining on Obusai Ghana Published by MAC on 2005 08 26 The Third World Network Africa conducted a research on the environmental and socio economic impacts of mining AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mines on Obuasi and its satellite communities

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  • Perceptions of the Drivers and Effects of Galamsey in Ghana

    While legal gold mining is one of the prominent industries illegal Artisanal Small Scale gold mining referred to as galamsey has seen an increase in activity as the price of gold has increased while people s economic situations remain precarious unfortunately the result of this practice have led to substantial negative effects such as

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  • A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD MINING IN BOLE

    Gold mining in Ghana has a long and dynamic history Mining in Ghana dates back to several centuries and its allure was one of the principal reasons for the British desire to control the Kingdom of Ashanti and extend British rule over the whole of what was known in nineteenth century as the Gold Coast 1 From 1901 1902 there were

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