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Strategies for sustainable gold processing in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Mukono, T.
dc.contributor.author Dembetembe, G.
dc.contributor.author Mapamba, L.
dc.contributor.author Dzimunya, N.
dc.contributor.author Mabikire, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-16T07:21:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-16T07:21:28Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09
dc.identifier.citation Mukono, T., Dembetembe, G., Mapamba, L., Dzimunya, N., & Mabikire, T. (2018, September). Strategies for sustainable gold processing in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at the ASM Conference 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3829
dc.description Conference paper en_US
dc.description.abstract The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector is considered one of the most important sources of income for both rural and urban communities in Zimbabwe, particularly with diminished access to alternative opportunities. However, gold processing in the ASGM sector is characterised by a lack of capital and limited use of appropriate technology in the processing of gold ores. This paper examines gold processing in the ASGM sector in Zimbabwe and identifies processing gaps that negatively affect the sustainability of the small-scale mining sector in Zimbabwe. The focus was to identify improvement opportunities to make processing more efficient, less destructive to the environment and more meaningful to the operators. Preliminary analysis suggests that the deployment and use of appropriate technology for small-scale gold processing will significantly improve productivity and reduce impact of operations onthe environment. This paper further proposes ways of deploying such integrated and pragmatic interventions to the ASGM sector. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.subject gold processing en_US
dc.subject appropriate technology en_US
dc.subject environmental impact en_US
dc.subject Mining sector en_US
dc.title Strategies for sustainable gold processing in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.contributor.authoremail tichmukono@gmail.com en_US


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