Small-scale gold mining: some reflections from Ghana ...

The gold market is currently working against progressive supply chain due diligence schemes. The social and environmental challenges associated with small-scale and artisanal mining are well known. Just a few months before this conference, for example, the NGO Human Rights Watch published a report on child labour in Ghana's gold industry. In ...

SMALL SCALE MINING IN GHANA - mincom.gov.gh

SSM of gold in Ghana is a pre historic activity which can be traced to the 5thCentury Discouraged in the colonial era, till 1989 This led to Secret Activities and Smuggling of Proceeds outside the country In 1989 –SSM Activities were mainstreamed through promulgation of the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, PNDCL 218 (1989)

Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy ...

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale ...

Small-Scale Mining in Ghana - HG.org

This article provides a brief overview of small-scale mining regulation in Ghana and the dangers associated with it. Regulatory Regime Mining operations in Ghana are regulated by the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703). It stipulates, among other things, the different types of mining rights and licenses, as well as the requirements

Illegal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food ...

The Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703) of Ghana defines small-scale gold mining operation as the mining of gold by any effective and efficient method that does not involve substantial expenditure by an individual or group of persons not exceeding nine in number or by a co-operative society made up of ten or more persons.

MINERALS AND MINING POLICY OF GHANA

Minerals & Mining Policy of Ghana 2.0 Overview of Ghana's Minerals and Mining Sector Ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. Gold is the predominant mineral produced in the country accounting for over 90% of all mineral revenues annually over the past two decades.

Detecting Gold Mining in Ghana - NASA

This unregulated small-scale and artisanal gold mining is known locally as galamsey, a slang word derived from the Ghanaian words "gather" and "sell." About one million Ghanaians engage in the practice, supporting about 4.5 million people in the country.

SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING IN GHANA: PROVIDING …

1.4 Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: The Market, Players and its Legal Framework For one to appreciate and understand the nature of the small scale mining sector in Ghana it is important to know ...

Gold companies in Ghana- A list of top gold mining ...

Ghana's mining sector contributes to Ghana's GDP a lot. It is estimated that about 37% of Ghana's export comes from the mining sector. This means that the mining sector in Ghana is a lucrative business, which has attracted companies from across the world. There are more than 23 companies which together make the Gold business in Ghana a money maker.

List of Gold mining companies in Ghana - 2022/2023

Ghana has 23 large-scale mining companies producing gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese, and, there are also over 300 registered small scale mining groups and 90 mine support service companies. Other mineral commodities produced in the country are natural gas, petroleum, salt, and silver.

Governance challenges of small-scale gold mining in …

The artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) sector – commonly described as low-tech, labor-intensive mineral extraction and processing, in developing countries, is increasingly associated with the use of heavy earth moving machines and hazardous chemicals for ore extraction, which can have negative implications on agricultural land use and the environment.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Handbook of Ghana

This Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Handbook for Ghana is the result of a training session held in Ghana in September 2017 through the sub-program on ASM under the overall PanAfGeo project. The ASM sub-program is co-funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General of Development and

A Contextual Review of the Ghanaian Small-Scale Mining ...

Naturally, it is the favourable geological setting that enables widespread small-scale gold mining to occur in Ghana. The country is situated mostly within the West African Craton, which stabilized during the early Proterozoic Period some two billion years ago [2]. In a

(PDF) Sustainable small-scale gold mining in Ghana ...

In Ghana, small-scale/artisanal gold mining has been on-going for more than a century. Artisanal mining has been the support for the rural people who more often than not are forced to sace ...

(PDF) Sustainable small-scale gold mining in Ghana ...

In Ghana, small-scale/artisanal gold mining has been on-going for more than a century. Artisanal mining has been the support for the rural people who more …

mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible …

An overview of small-scale gold mining Before proceeding with the case study, it is import-ant to clarify that small-scale gold-mining activities are not unique to Ghana, and are, in fact, wide-spread throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia (see Figure 1 for an overview of the locations of important small-scale gold-mining regions around the ...

The Big Problem with Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

When Ghana signed the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury at the UN General Assembly, the country aimed to minimize exposure of mercury to its population. Despite this, many small-scale mining operations continue to use …

Illegal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana: A Threat to Food ...

Ghana is endowed with extensive mineral and agricultural resources. The regions which serve as the major agro-ecological zones coincide with the largest deposits of mineral resources. Destruction of arable land in the agro-ecological zones by illegal small-scale gold mining (galamsey) affects agricultural productivity, and threatens food security in Ghana.

Small scale mining in Ghana - 5 reasons to start this ...

Advantages of small scale mining business in Ghana: With the current increase of unemployment cases in Ghana, small scale mining will really bridge the gap of unemployment by taking in skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labor. This …

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana

ARtISAnAl AnD SMAll-SC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA | EID ENCE TO INFORM AN 'ACTION DIALOGU E' 6 Summary Introduction In Ghana, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has grown in size and significance. Its contribution to wealth creation, employment and the economy makes it one of the nation's most important livelihood activities,

Small Scale Mining Districts in Ghana showing Study ...

Boafo et al. (2019) also postulated that environmental consequences caused by gold mining in Ghana are mainly a result of small-scale mining firms and weak institutional supervision [9]. ...

(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

The majority of the challenges posed by small-scale surface mining in Ghana are. experienced in environmental degradation and its effects on several ecological systems. Land degradation, mercury ...

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

is owned by foreigners and the rest by the state of Ghana and several small scale Ghanaian operators largely due to the legal restriction of small scale mining to nationals (Akabzaa & Darimani, 2001). Currently, there are eleven large scale mining companies operating eight gold mines, one bauxite, one diamond and one manganese mine, in

(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

Figure 1: Prospective small-scale gold mining regions in Ghana The small-scale mining sector employs thousands of people (both local and foreign nationals) but features largely rudimentary, unmonitored and uncontrolled practices (Hilson 2001). The sector has greater economic implication on individuals involved in the business but less on the ...

(PDF) The impact of small-scale gold mining on mining ...

scale gold mining and the impacts on m ining communities. It appears that land degradation, environmental pollution and many socio-economic problems have bee n major issues with communities where...

Corporate social responsibility in the large scale gold ...

4.0 Large scale gold mining in Ghana Ghana has had a long history of mining on a large scale dating back to the nineteenth century. The total area under all mining activities both large and small scale is 31,237 km2 representing about ...

The Dilemma of Chinese Gold Miners in Ghana | Black …

The Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703) [Section 83(a)] states that: "A license for small-scale mining operation shall not be granted to a person unless that person is a citizen of Ghana." The issue of Chinese gold miners in Ghana …

Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana's Small-Scale Miners ...

Touted as having as much as 70 percent of West Africa's gold deposits, Ghana has, for centuries, attracted numerous foreigners seeking to trade and invest in its mineral riches. About one-sixth of the country contains extractable gold, and certain regions hold rich diamond reserves. So even though the face of foreign investment has shifted dramatically in Ghana's …

An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold …

Gold from small-scale mines may represent 20-30% of the world's output [2]. West Africa, particularly Ghana, is one of the world's most important gold mining regions. From antiquity, through the colonial period and up to today, gold mining has been an integral part of Ghanaian history (Appendix 1a.). Gold has been mined in Ghana for over 1000

THE GHANA CHAMMBER OF MINES

THE GHANA CHAMMBER OF MINES PERFORMANCE OF THE MINING INDUSTRY IN GHANA - 2018 This is a report produced by the Ghana Chamber of Mines on the Ghana's mining industry.The reproduction of any aspect of this document in any academic and professional report