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cyril gisler



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    Thousands of children as young as eight are risking their lives daily by working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, as they are constantly exposed to serious risks such as mercury poisoning and pit collapses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Wednesday.

    The global rights watchdog’s document, Toxic Toil: Child Labor and Mercury Exposure in Tanzania’s Small-Scale Gold Mines, describes how children dig and drill in deep, unstable pits, work underground for shifts of up to 24 hours, and transport and crush heavy bags of gold ore. All this to support their impoverished families.

    Children also face high risks of injuries from pit collapses and accidents with tools, as well as long-term health damage from exposure to mercury, breathing dust and carrying heavy loads.

    Human Rights Watch also found that girls on and around mining sites face sexual harassment, including pressure to engage in sex work. Some girls become victims of commercial sexual exploitation and risk contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections.

    “Tanzanian boys and girls are lured to the gold mines in the hopes of a better life, but find themselves stuck in a dead-end cycle of danger and despair,” said in a press release Janine Morna, children’s rights research fellow at Human Rights Watch. “Tanzania and donors need to get these children out of the mines and into school or vocational training.”

    The human rights group urged the country’s government and the international...


    Community, Industrial Design


    Mining History in British Columbia Canada

    "British Columbia's mining and mineral exploration industry has a rich history and a promising future. B.C. has been one of the world's major mining regions since the mid-1800s and to this day is a key international player. Encompassing the largest part of the Canadian Cordillera, a mountain belt rich in minerals and coal, B.C. produces and exports a significant amount of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, coal and industrial minerals every year. Historically, B.C.'s vast mineral resources have contributed extensively to the province's growth and development. The Hudson's Bay Company first started producing coal on Vancouver Island in the 1840s, and the discovery of gold along the Fraser River in the 1850s sparked a major gold rush, which was ultimately responsible for the settlement of many parts of that region. As B.C.'s population increased, the provincial infrastructure improved, and miners were able to explore more and more of the province's terrain, leading to many new mineral deposit discoveries. Throughout the century following the Fraser River Gold Rush, most mining activities in British Columbia took place underground. But in the early 1960s, the feasibility of open-pit production increased tremendously, and as a result, several huge copper mines opened, including Highland Valley Copper—the largest open-pit operation in all of North America."

    Mining History in Guinea Africa


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    May 28 (Reuters) - South Africa may take unspecified "interventions" in the gold and platinum sectors as part of a state plan to maintain the viability of the industries, mines minister Susan Shabangu said on Tuesday.

    "I have directed my officials to urgently explore all available avenues and develop a rescue plan," she said in a speech to parliament.

    There would be a "particular focus on both supply and demand-side interventions," she said.

    The world's top platinum producers, South Africa and Russia, agreed to attempt to cope with excess supplies of the metal through a memorandum of understanding signed in March during the BRICS emerging market powers meeting in Durban.

    Shabangu gave no other details as to what the interventions might involve.

    However, concerns about job cuts would likely prevent Pretoria from radically manipulating the platinum supply.

    Anglo American Platinum, seeking to restore profits after falling into loss last year, had to back down from an initial target of 14,000 job cuts in the face of stiff resistance from unions, the government and the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

    Spot platinum on Tuesday fetched $1,442.75 an ounce, down over 35 percent from a record high of $2,240 hit in March 2008. Bullion's price is down nearly 18 percent to date this year.


  • Tana Goldfields PLC United Kingdom : Projects

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    The Fire Mountain Property is comprised of seven (7) mineral claims (MTO) containing 93 cell claim units totaling 1937.03hectares. The property was originally staked, May 17, 2012. The property is accessible by air. It can also be reached viaroad, approximately 200 kilometres from Pemberton and the Lillooet River Road. The property has been the focus of severaltechnical reports. Please see the bottom of this section for a link to our report.

    The property is underlain by the Fire Lake Group. The Fire Lake Group represents an island arc sequence preserved as a roof pendant within intrusives of the Coast Plutonic Complex. The assemblage has been subjected to thrust faulting, large amplitude folding, and regional metamorphism up to greenschist facies. The Harrison Lake shear zone occurs to the east, in the Lillooet River Valley, which is known regionally to be an important control to mineralization. Diverse styles of mineralization are found in the Fire Lake Group. These include syngenetic volcanic-exhalative mineralization, granodiorite-related stockworks and breccia zones, high angle thrust-related mesothennal gold-copper veins, and late, fault-related epithermal mineralization. The rocks of the Fire Lake Group have been correlated with those of the Gambier Group, host to the Britannia copper-zinc-silver-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit. The Britannia deposit, situatedabout 65km to the west-southwest of the property, yielded approximately 47.8 million t...

Tana Goldfields PLC United Kingdom

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