Assessment of gold mining in the cocoa growing area of Ghana

Assessment of gold mining in the cocoa growing area of Ghana. Optical satellite images are used to map artisanal gold mining ( galamsey) in Ghana, between 2011 and 2015. Gold and cocoa are the backbone of Ghana''s exports, accounting for more than half of the nation''s exports. But the two activities are in competition for both land and ...

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

Impact of gold mining on soil and some staple foods collected from selected mining communities in and around Tarkwa-Prestea area. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 14(1): 1-12 Hilson, G., Hilson, A., & Adu-Darko, E. (2014) Chinese participation in Ghana''s informal gold mining …

Mapping and Assessment of the Economic Impact of Small ...

Mapping and analysis of alluvial gold concentrations as well as assessment of the impact of mining activities on the people of Talensi-Nabdam District, Ghana was undertaken. The mining concessions allocated to small-scale miners were surveyed and mapped using Total Station and …

"Small in size, but big in impact": Socio-environmental ...

2019-2-1 · Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana – Part 3: Social sciences and economics International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12 ( 7 ) ( 2015 ), pp. 8133 - 8156, 10.3390/ijerph120708133

Ghana: Initial Assessment of the Impact of the Coronavirus ...

2020-6-15 · Impact on the mining sector. Gold dominates Ghana''s mining sector with a substantial portion of gold mining conducted by small-scale operators. Gold prices have increased by 14 percent since the start of 2020 and there has been no suspension of production in Ghana.

The Impact of Mining on the Water Resources in Ghana ...

There is a very long history of mining in Ghana. In particular, there is evidence of gold mining and a gold trade with North Africa going back to the middle ages. Thus, Ghana''s mining production is largely driven by gold, contributing more than 95 per cent of the country''s total mineral revenue (Ghana Chamber of Mines, 2015). The

[PDF] Geochemical Assessment of Impact of Mine Spoils on ...

Stream sediment samples were analyzed for the concentrations of some trace metals in the Obuasi gold mining environment, Ghana. The objectives were to determine the possible impacts of mining operations in the area on sediments'' trace metal load, and the resulting effects on agriculture and livelihoods. The concentrations of arsenic (As), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), with ...

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MINING ...

2020-11-29 · The object of this paper is to ascertain the level of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in Ghana. Over the past three decades, Ghana has demonstrated considerable commitment to the conservation and management of bio-physical and socio-cultural environment.

SESSION 12: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT …

2018-9-23 · mining methods • From 1910 upwards, various legislations limited or prohibited ASM until the Small Scale Gold Mining Law in 1989 (PNDCL 218). • Mineralization/ Scope of ASM activity is countrywide (8 out of 10 regions in Ghana for gold) • Ghana is one of top gold …

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social, h …

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

2015-5-13 · Gold has been mined in Ghana for over 1000 years [3]; in 2012, gold accounted for 43% of the country''s national exports [4]. The proportion of Ghana''s gold that is mined through ASGM has increased from 6% in 2000 to 23% in 2010 [5]. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining mining, like other extractive activities, poses a number of

The Mining Industry in Ghana: A Blessing or a Curse

2011-6-21 · (Coakley, 1999). Despite the economic potential of the mining industry in Ghana, mining output had decreased significantly since the late 1950‟s with gold experiencing the most dramatic decline in production. As Aryee (2001) puts it "For four decades up to the 1980‟s no new mine was opened in Ghana …

Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold ...

This report is one of three synthesis documents produced via an integrated assessment (IA) that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an IA framework was utilized to analyze economic, social, health, and envi …

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS …

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: INSIGHTS FROM MINING COMMUNITIES IN GHANA ... Mineral exports account for about 37% of Ghana''s total exports, of which gold is the most important and represents ...

Landscape and visual impact assessment of Obuasi gold mine

Ghana. SLR was instructed by AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA) to carry out a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) of a proposed non-hazardous landfill development at their Obuasi Gold Mine, Ghana. The AGA Obuasi mine waste management plan intends to use the temporary landfill site located at the eastern section of the existing Sansu ...

The Geographical Journal

2003-5-6 · The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions. Gavin Hilson, Environmental Policy and Management Group (EPMG), Imperial College Centre for Environmental Technology, Royal School of [email protected] Search for …

Mapping and Assessment of the Economic Impact of …

Mapping and analysis of alluvial gold concentrations as well as assessment of the impact of mining activities on the people of Talensi-Nabdam District, Ghana was undertaken. The mining concessions allocated to small-scale miners were surveyed and mapped using Total Station and …

Hilson G (2002) The environmental impact of small-scale ...

In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country''s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This paper provides an exposition on the environmental impacts of mining activities in Ghana.

An IntegrAted Assessment of ArtIsAnAl And s gold …

2015-11-3 · An Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana (ASGM): Final Report 3 1. Executive Summary Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has proliferated worldwide largely because of powerful economic forces and widespread poverty. Globally, more than 100 million

Assessing the Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of ...

2017-5-28 · Gold mining in Ghana has played a central role in the social, economic and political life of the nation for over 2000 years [2]. However, in recent times, a lot of Ghanaians have become aware of the deleterious effects of gold mining while at the same time recognizing it''s important role in the national economy [3,4]. Several researchers have ...

Gold in Ghana: The effects of changes in large-scale ...

Two scales of gold mining operations, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and large-scale mining, have operated side by side in Ghana for decades. In the past, the two co-existed on the same mineralised land without much contact or conflict, as large-scale mining occurred underground and ASM operated mainly on …

West Africa Gold Mining to 2024

2021-8-11 · Gold mining in Africa has seen a paradigm shift from South Africa''s dominance to the rising importance of the West African region in the last decade in terms of production. Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali the top three gold-producing countries in West Africa and together accounts for 33% of Africa''s total gold …

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

This report is one of three synthesis documents produced via an integrated assessment (IA) that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an IA framework was utilized to analyze …

Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold ...

2015-7-31 · Gold has been mined in Ghana for over 1000 years [3], and in 2013 gold accounted for 34.4% of the country''s national export revenue [4]. The proportion of Ghana''s gold that is mined through ASGM has increased from 6% in 2000 to 23% in 2010 [5]. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining…

Assessment of the effluent quality from a gold mining ...

The physical and chemical qualities of the process effluent and the tailings dam wastewater of AngloGold-Ashanti Limited, a gold mining company in Ghana, were studied from June to September, 2010. The process effluent from the gold extraction plant contains high amounts of suspended solids and is th …

AURA: Illegal Chinese gold mining in Amansie West, Ghana ...

The thesis'' objective is to assess the impact of Chinese illegal miners in the Amansie West District in Ghana. The illegal mining sector is seen as having several negative effects, environmentally as well as socially and economically. The influx of some 20-50 000 Chinese miners into Ghana is found to increase these impacts.

Poverty, adaptation and vulnerability: An assessment of ...

2020-8-8 · Poverty, adaptation and vulnerability: An assessment of women''s work in Ghana''s artisanal gold mining sector Cynthia Kumah1 | Gavin Hilson2 | Ishmael Quaicoe3 1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada 2Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK 3Environmental and Safety Engineering

The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming …

2020-10-13 · The Impact of Gold Mining on Local Farming Communities in Ghana Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang and Patrick Osei-Kufuor The increase in leases for surface gold mining in Ghana between 1983 and 1998 has had drastic consequences for sustainable land use and management in the country. Most of

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