The Herald Business Reporter ARTISANAL and small-scale miners (ASMs) may have contributed over half the 24,8 tonnes of gold Zimbabwe produced last year, but their unregulated activities might be causing more harm than good to the environment, according to findings of a study by Parliament.
The government completely legalized small-scale gold mining in 1989 in a reactionary move after realizing that as much as 20 percent of gold output was being lost through unmonitored small-scale mining channels. But the operating climate has been as unattractive for small-scale miners as it has been favorable for large-scale miners.
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Small-scale miners produce about 85% of the world's gemstones and 20-25% of all gold. For Villa, the first step is to change minds. Governments and big business need to recognise small-scale mining as both highly productive and as a legitimate part of the mining sector. It is time for governments to bring it into their economic and rural ...
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Author: Irina Ashman December 2014. Abstract. Small scale gold mining operations have proven to be extremely harmful to the environment and result in adverse pollution of the atmosphere, soil degradation, landscape damage, ground and surface water contamination, flooding, deforestation and an aggregate of health related issues.