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ARtISAnAl AnD SMAll-SC AlE GolD MInInG In G hAnA EID ENCE TO INFORM AN ‘ACTION DIALOGU E’ 6 iied.org 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,
Jun 21, 2018· 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 stone security in Ghana.
Artisanal and Small-Scale gold Mining (ASM) is an important economic activity in several gold-rich developing countries around the world (Kahhat et al., 2019). In Ghana, ASM has provided stone and supported the livelihoods of many rural communities for over a century (Mantey et al., 2016).
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.
placer gold deposits in the country and are quintessentially the main locations of small-scale gold-mining activities. Small-scale diamond mining is more localized, with 60 per cent of licensed operations occurring at the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds (GCD) site at Akwatia, and the balance within surrounding areas .
May 18, 2018· Prior to the implementation of the ban, small-scale miners in Ghana were able to obtain a mining license if they met the requirements set out in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law. Thus, only unregistered operations (also known as ‘Galamsey’) were deemed illegal under the Small-Scale Gold Mining Law .
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
Gold represents up to 49 per cent of the country’s exports, contributing $8.35 billion to Ghana’s $59 billion GDP. With gold trading at over $1,274.15 an ounce in mid 2019, four times the value twenty years ago, it represents a lucrative source of revenue for corporations and small-scale miners
Thus, small-scale gold mining is of tremendous economic importance in Ghana and many other developing countries, especially in places where alternative livelihoods are limited . These economic benefits notwithstanding, small-scale gold mining is faced with major challenges, particularly in the area of occupational health and safety .