• Artisanal and small-scale mining: the paradox of ...

    Artisanal and small-scale mining: the paradox of extraction. Figures on artisanal miners are often lumped with small-scale operators. Yet, understanding what motivates such miners or stops them from becoming formal small-scale miners …

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  • (PDF) Practice of Occupational safety among Artisianal ...

    5 In a study in Northern Nigeria, it was found that of the miners were not using personal protective equipment and that the quarry sites had no safety measures for their workforce at …

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  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria

    2011-7-11 · Unlike countries such as Ghana and Burkina Faso, Nigeria does not have a well-developed large-scale mining sector, and the majority of gold mining in the country is carried out by artisanal and small-scale miners. Artisanal mining activities in Nigeria are almost by definition informal – that is, operating outside current laws and regulations.

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  • Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku ...

    2020-8-21 · Field observation revealed that artisanal gold mining in the study area resulted in lot of physical environmental impact on the study area. 3.2.1. Land Degradation . The effect of artisanal gold mining in the study area is the destruction of natural landscape of the area as result of erosion (Figure 3).

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  • (PDF) Heavy Metal Pollution: The Environmental Impact of ...

    Anthropogenic activities such as artisanal mining in developing countries like ... and tailings from a typical Pb-Zn-F mineralization zone in Nigeria. In this study, 64 samples which include soils ...

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  • Nigerian Mining Sector Brief | 1 Nigerian Mining Sector …

    2021-11-23 · 1erview of the Nigerian Mining Sector Ov 05 2 Mineral Endowment 08. 2.1 Coal 08 2.2umen Bit 09 2.3 Limestone 09 ... 3.4 Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Department . 13 ... country was a major exporter of tin, columbite and coal in the 1960s to early 1970s. However, activities in this sector

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  • Artisanal mining: 47 Research Articles

    Socio-technical study of small-scale gold mining in Suriname. ... Evidence from mining areas in Southwestern Nigeria. Fulltext Access 7 Pages 2016. Economic feasibility of responsible small-scale gold mining. ... Formal mining investments and artisanal mining in southern Madagascar: Effects of spontaneous reactions and adjustment policies on ...

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  • Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale …

    2018-10-17 · companies. Most mining activities in Nigeria and Niger State by extension is done by Artisanal and Small Scale miners using simple and basic technology. Artisanal and Small-Scale mining (ASM) refers to informal mining activities carried out using low technology or with minimal machinery. Artisanal and Small Scale mining is an important source of

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  • Artisanal and small-scale mining in Nigeria: Experiences ...

    2015-12-1 · The findings reported in this article are part of a recent study undertaken in four ASM communities across three neighboring states (Niger, Nasarawa, and Plateau in north-central Nigeria, where the bulk of the country''s ASM occurs; Fig. 1).This region constitutes about 27% of the total land area and 13% of the total population of the country (National Bureau of Statistics, …

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  • PRACTICE OF OCCUPTIONAL SAFETY AMONG …

    2017-9-1 · trend of its non-use in Nigeria. Methodology The study was carried out in Ijero-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was a cross-sectional descriptive study to assess the practice of occupational health safety among artisanal miners. The study population included all the artisanal miners that were involved in mining in Ijero.

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  • (PDF) Effects of artisanal gold mining activities on soil ...

    The study concluded that artisanal gold mining activities caused severe soil degradation and loss of important soil nutrients in the area. The impact of the mining activities is a major threat to ...

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  • Nigeria Mining

    2021-1-4 · Minerals:Gold, columbite, wolframite, tantalite, bitumen, iron ore and uraniume Independence: 1 October 1960 Area: 923,768 km2 Mining fact: Despite massive mineral wealth, the Nigerian mining industry is vastly underdeveloped and only accounts for 0.3% of the country''s GDP – and this due to oil resources. The underdevelopment is resulting in Nigeria having to …

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  • Report on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Africa ...

    2019-12-23 · The African Minerals Development Centre''s (AMDC) work on Artisanal and Small scale Mining (ASM) seeks to support the sector''s recognition as part of a transformation agenda whether at national or regional levels given the multi-faceted nature and complexity of ASM.This study report is meant to be a primer on reviewing mineral policies and regulatory frameworks …

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  • PRODUCTIVITY OF ARTISANAL TIN MINING IN JOS …

    2020-4-27 · PRODUCTIVITY OF ARTISANAL TIN MINING IN JOS SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA Melodi. M.M. and Mary [email protected] Mining Engineering Department The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria ABSTRACT: This study focuses on the assessment of artisanal tin mining …

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  • Effects of artisanal gold mining activities on soil ...

    2021-4-13 · Effects of artisanal gold mining activities on soil properties in a part of southwestern Nigeria Adebayo O. Eludoyin1*, Abosede T. Ojo 2, Temitope O. Ojo3 and Olusegun O. Awotoye Abstract: The study examined some physical and chemical characteristics of soils in an unmonitored mining community in southwestern Nigeria. This study aimed at

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  • Benefits of cassiterite mining by artisanal miners in Jos ...

    2020-7-11 · Artisanal mining of cassiterite is one tedious activity that is done daily. It involves daily extraction of economic mineral deposits through the use of primitive tools like shovel, digger, and spade. The continuous extractive act by these artisanal miners tends not to bother the Government of Nigeria and as such, there is no detailed record that collates the quantity of …

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  • REPORT ON ARTISANAL & SMALL-SCALE MINING IN …

    2018-1-22 · The study report comes in the fulfilment of the African Minerals Development Centre''s (AMDC) mandate on its research based advisory role to African Member States in the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision''s pillar on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Africa.

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  • Country Case Study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining …

    2020-10-12 · 6 Country Case Study on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Philippines Small-scale Miners'' Initiatives Cultural traditions of support also exist among the miners. An example of this is the ''sagaok'' practice of Igorot gold miners in the northern part of the country.

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  • Impact Evaluation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on ...

    This study evaluated the impact of artisanal and small-scale mining on land use land cover as it applies to sustainable mining environment in Niger State, Nigeria. Thus,

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  • Artisanal and small-scale mining in Nigeria: Experiences ...

    Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Nigeria employed about 0.5 million as of 2015 [19], and in 2021 over 2 million. These miners'' and mining communities'' contribution to …

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  • Productivity of Artisanal Tin Mining in Jos South Local ...

    2020-2-1 · Abstract This study focuses on the assessment of artisanal tin mining productivity in Plateau State, Nigeria. The assessment is carried out in order to understand the level of productivity in place at the visited sites of work by the artisans, to identify the key constraints to on-site artisanal mining based on the views of the artisans to be able to proffer possible …

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  • A study of the challenges of gemstones artisanal and …

    2019-1-27 · A study of the challenges of gemstones artisanal and small-scale mining in Nigeria Adesoji Adesugba Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre, International Trade and Convention Centre, Abuja, ... economic and social development of the country. The primary concern of the study was the contribution of the gemstones sector to ...

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  • Socio-Economic Assessment and Profitability of Artisanal ...

    Abstract--This study centers on socio-economic assessment and profitability of artisanal gold miners in Niger State, Nigeria. The specific The specific objectives are to examine artisanal gold miners'' socio-economic profile, examine the level of profitability of …

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  • Nigeria

    This study, carried out between February and April 2007, specifically addresses the prospects of developing an industrial mining sector in Nigeria. The current mining sector is dominated by small-scale operations, working below their full potential …

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  • Mining in Africa

    2021-4-23 · 3.1 Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining 70 4.1 Small-Scale Mining Poses Challenges for Identifying Impacts of Large-Scale Mines 99 4.2 Effect of a Mine Opening on Access to Sanitation in Mali 125 Figures 1.1 GDP Growth by Country Groups, 2000–14 2 1.2 Mine Openings, 1870–2014 2 1.3 Human Development Index Scores in Selected African

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  • Goldschmidt2018 Abstract Impact of Artisanal Gold …

    2018-10-9 · (Grossman, 2012). This study determined the impact of mining activities in Anka area, Northwest Nigeria vis-à-vis heavy metal distribution in groundwater, surface-water, mine-water, soils, stream sediments, rocks, mine tailings, children hair and nails. All samples were analysed for major and trace metals using best

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  • 1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF GOLD MINING IN …

    2019-1-28 · mining methods. It is a fact that whichever mining method, gold mining has environmental impacts that one needs to be always aware of. What might differ is the extent of the impact from one method to another. In a rapid appraisal study of community members perception of environmental impacts it was

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  • Developing artisanal small-scale mining in Nigeria ...

    2015-8-15 · Developing artisanal small-scale mining in Nigeria. Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) is an important part of the Nigerian mining sector which has the potential to raise internally generated revenue and enhance our foreign exchange earnings, create employment, reduce poverty and encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) if well managed.

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  • Environmental Impact of Artisanal Gold Mining in Luku ...

    2020-8-21 · The evaluation of environmental impact of artisanal gold mining was carried out in Luku, Minna, North Central Nigeria, to evaluate environmental hazards associated with artisanal gold mining through field work and Laboratory analyses. During the field work, observations of the whole mining site were made so as to evaluate the physical impact of mining and …

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