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DESK REVIEW OF ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD

USAID AMPR BURKINA FASO ASGM DESK REVIEW 4 2.0 ASGM SECTOR OVERVIEW 2.1 EXTENT OF ASGM AND PUSH/PULL FACTORS BEHIND GROWTH As in Ghana and Mali, artisanal gold mining in Burkina Faso has old roots, with archeological evidence pointing to extraction as far back as the 15th century (Bohbot 2017). While the current boom is

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Mining industry of Burkina Faso - Wikipedia

Gold Mining often plays a significant role in Burkina Faso’s economy. Burkina Faso has become Africa's 4th biggest producer of gold in 2012. Production of mineral commodities is limited to cement, dolomite, gold, granite, marble, phosphate rock, pumice, other volcanic materials, and salt. Child slavery is commonplace in the gold industry.

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Project profile - Foundations for Peace in the Artisanal Gold

Foundations for Peace in the Artisanal Gold Mining Sector in Burkina Faso - Overview Project number: CA-3-P009837001 Maximum contribution: $996,961 Partner profile: IMPACT (CA-CRA_ACR-3123972820) Start - end: 2021-03-10 - 2023-03-31 Status

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Burkina Faso - Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Mar 26, 2021  The mining sector in Burkina Faso is considered one of the most dynamic in West Africa. The development of the mining sector was made possible through intensified investment, the opening of industrial mines and an evolution of the legal and regulatory framework for the sector.

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Overview on Mining Law in Burkina Faso and Current

This article gives a brief overview on mining law in Burkina Faso and discusses the main amendments proposed by the last draft of the new mining code that is expected to come into force by end of 2013. I. Legal Framework. Burkina Faso’s legal system is based on civil law and is mainly copied from the French legal system.

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Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Yaramoko Mine, Burkina Faso

The Yaramoko Mine is situated in the Houndé greenstone belt region in the Province of Balé in southwestern Burkina Faso. The property is located approximately 200 kilometers southwest from the capital city of Ouagadougou (Latitude: 11° 45’ 25” N, Longitude: 3° 16’ 58” W).Our operations add value to Burkina Faso’s formal economy by providing contracts and stable jobs for local ...

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Gold Mining Industry is Booming in Burkina Faso -

Jan 02, 2016  And: Gold Mining in Chad – A Growing Industry Ahead . Youga Gold Mine . This mine is located about 180 km to the southeast of the country’s capital, Ouagadougou. The mine is owned by Burkina Mining Company which is a joint venture between the government of Burkina Faso (10%) and the Etruscan Resources (90%).

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Liberalisation of the Gold Mining Sector in Burkina Faso

Mining in Burkina Faso Mining in Burkina Faso increased in importance only in the 1980s, when several dramatic droughts in West Africa triggered artisanal mining. Only the southwestern region of Burkina Faso has a longer history of mining activities (Kietega, 1983), but not sufficiently to attract serious colonial interests (Bantenga, 1995).

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Growth in Burkina Faso gold mining fuels human

Apr 30, 2021  Burkina Faso’s gold mining industry is relatively new. The first of its 15 industrial mines, all but one of which is for gold, started production in 2007, a few years after the government ...

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Economic and political overview in Burkina Faso

The economy of Burkina Faso is mainly based on agriculture (almost 30% of GDP); however, it is Africa's 4th largest producer of gold. In recent years, the country experienced strong economic growth, driven by gold and cotton production. After a slow growth in 2020 (0.8%, IMF latest available data) due to the Coronavirus crisis, the economy will ...

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DESK REVIEW OF ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD

USAID AMPR BURKINA FASO ASGM DESK REVIEW 4 2.0 ASGM SECTOR OVERVIEW 2.1 EXTENT OF ASGM AND PUSH/PULL FACTORS BEHIND GROWTH As in Ghana and Mali, artisanal gold mining in Burkina Faso has old roots, with archeological evidence pointing to extraction as far back as the 15th century (Bohbot 2017). While the current boom is

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Project profile - Foundations for Peace in the Artisanal ...

Foundations for Peace in the Artisanal Gold Mining Sector in Burkina Faso - Overview Project number: CA-3-P009837001 Maximum contribution: $996,961 Partner profile: IMPACT (CA-CRA_ACR-3123972820) Start - end: 2021-03-10 - 2023-03-31 Status

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Desk Review of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM ...

Oct 24, 2019  The USAID Sahel Regional Mission requested USAID AMPR support to conduct a desk review of the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector in Burkina Faso. Globally ASGM has been steadily increasing from the 1990s, but the current global boom took off when gold prices spiked in 2011 and 2012. October 24, 2019. Studies.

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Parallel Mining Gold Exploration Burkina Faso

Overview. Parallel Mining (TSXV:PAL) is a Vancouver-based gold exploration company focused on advancing concessions in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Its flagship project is the Garsay property, which ...

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Liberalisation of the Gold Mining Sector in Burkina Faso

Mining in Burkina Faso Mining in Burkina Faso increased in importance only in the 1980s, when several dramatic droughts in West Africa triggered artisanal mining. Only the southwestern region of Burkina Faso has a longer history of mining activities (Kietega, 1983), but not sufficiently to attract serious colonial interests (Bantenga, 1995).

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Gold Mining Industry is Booming in Burkina Faso ...

Jan 02, 2016  And: Gold Mining in Chad – A Growing Industry Ahead . Youga Gold Mine . This mine is located about 180 km to the southeast of the country’s capital, Ouagadougou. The mine is owned by Burkina Mining Company which is a joint venture between the government of Burkina Faso (10%) and the Etruscan Resources (90%).

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Burkina Faso: Artisanal Gold Mining in Context of Violent ...

Oct 06, 2021  Burkina Faso: Artisanal Gold Mining in Context of Violent Insecurity. Over the last 5-6 years Burkina Faso has become seriously implicated in the rapid and dramatic changes in the geopolitical situation in the Sahel. The country, once reputed for its stability and safety, has come under the spotlight for the number of violent attacks and of ...

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The drawbacks of privatization: Artisanal gold mining in ...

May 31, 2017  The West African country of Burkina Faso has become a leading African producer of gold in recent years. While this is mainly due to a boom in

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Burkina Faso LandLinks

Industrial- scale mining requires large land surface areas that usually were previously used for agriculture or pastures. The largest industrial gold mine in Burkina Faso, the Essakane mine located in the north of Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, covers 100 square kilometers and displaced 2,500 families, or more than 11,000 individuals.

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Economic and political overview in Burkina Faso

The economy of Burkina Faso is mainly based on agriculture (almost 30% of GDP); however, it is Africa's 4th largest producer of gold. In recent years, the country experienced strong economic growth, driven by gold and cotton production. After a slow growth in 2020 (0.8%, IMF latest available data) due to the Coronavirus crisis, the economy will ...

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Growth in Burkina Faso gold mining fuels human trafficking ...

Apr 30, 2021  Burkina Faso’s gold mining industry is relatively new. The first of its 15 industrial mines, all but one of which is for gold, started production in 2007, a few years after the government ...

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Children in Burkina Faso Get Dirty Work of Digging Up Gold ...

Gold production has more than doubled in Burkina Faso in recent years. But that boom has led to a increase in the employment of child laborers in small, arti...

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The drawbacks of privatization: Artisanal gold mining in ...

The West African country of Burkina Faso has become a leading African producer of gold in recent years. While this is mainly due to a boom in industrial gold mining since 2008, artisanal gold mining has been practiced throughout the country since the 1980s and continues to be an important source of livelihood for an estimated 1,2 Mio people (of a total population of c. 17 Mio).

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Major Mines Projects Taparko Mine

SOMITA SA (operator) 100 %. Direct. The mine is operated by Société des Mines de Taparko S.A. (“Somita”), a company 90% owned indirectly by High River Gold Mines Ltd, with the remaining 10% interest held by the Burkina Faso government. The Yeou licence, approximately 45 km NW of Taparko, is included in the Taparko group but is owned by ...

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Boussoura Gold Project, Burkina Faso

Overview. The Boussoura Project is located in southern Burkina Faso, 10 kilometers north of the border with Côte d’Ivoire. The project is in the prolific Houndé Belt, which also hosts our Yaramoko Mine Complex 180 kilometers to the north and multiple other producing mines and large-scale discoveries. The Boussoura permits cover over 18,000 ...

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Overview Orezone Gold Corporation

Description. Orezone’s 150.4 km 2 Bomboré Project is the largest undeveloped gold deposit in Burkina Faso. Gold resources occur at surface in several zones contained within a gold-in-soil anomaly that extends virtually uninterrupted at a level of +0.1 g/t for 14 km and represents the largest gold-in-soil anomaly in the country.

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Parallel Mining Gold Exploration Burkina Faso

Overview. Parallel Mining (TSXV:PAL) is a Vancouver-based gold exploration company focused on advancing concessions in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Its flagship project is the Garsay property, which ...

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Supply chains of artisanal gold - Responsible Mines

A study of the supply chain in two gold-producing regions of Burkina Faso and Senegal This report was produced as part of the project entitled ‘Creating an equitable gold sector and reducing mercury emissions in gold mining in West Africa', contract number 16002733, funded by FGEF, GEF, UNIDO. Version 1.0 – October 2016

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Sanbrado Gold Project, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Sanbrado gold project is a high-grade mining project being developed in the south-eastern region of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The gold project is being developed by West African Resources (90%) and Government of Burkina Faso, which holds a 10% free-carried interest.. With an estimated pre-production capital cost of $186m, the project is expected to produce 301,000oz of gold

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Projects in Burkina Faso 160033

Country Overview; Download Map view Back. Select Project. Ongoing Projects (4) ... 160033 - National Action Plan on Mercury in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector in Burkina Faso Burkina Faso. This project contains outputs in several locations, not only in Burkina Faso. Completion of Project Data* 10.0 Thematic Priority

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Burkina Faso: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

Oct 12, 2012  The mining sector of the country is currently undergoing a big change as nearly 60 international companies are conducting various mining activities in Burkina Faso. Overview of Resources Burkina Faso’s mining sector is likely to play a key role in the country’s economy in the near future with the gold mining industry all set to expand.

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The drawbacks of privatization: Artisanal gold mining in ...

The West African country of Burkina Faso has become a leading African producer of gold in recent years. While this is mainly due to a boom in industrial gold mining since 2008, artisanal gold mining has been practiced throughout the country since the 1980s and continues to be an important source of livelihood for an estimated 1,2 Mio people (of a total population of c. 17 Mio).

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Not All Glitter Is Gold: Mining Conflicts in Burkina Faso ...

Feb 22, 2017  This chapter analyses societal reactions to the expansion of industrial mining in Burkina Faso. It does so by referring to concepts from the study of contentious politics, namely repertoires of contention and political opportunity structures, and from spatial theory, notably place and scale. On the local scale of mining sites, spontaneous ...

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ILO-CARING Gold Mining Project: Project Overview planetGOLD

The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.

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Small-Scale Mining in Burkina Faso

Small-Scale Mining in Burkina Faso 3 Summary Burkina Faso has rich and diversified mineral resources, which are still relatively untapped. The artisanal small-scale mining sector mainly deals with gold and construction materials. Artisanal gold mining began in the late 1980s, in the aftermath of serious droughts which

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Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Fortuna and Roxgold complete ...

Jul 02, 2021  Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canadian precious metals mining company with four operating mines and a development project in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Côte d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. Sustainability is integral to all of Fortuna's operations and relationships.

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Endeavour restarts Boungou gold mine in Burkina Faso

Oct 16, 2020  Oct 16, 2020. 123rf. Endeavour Mining has announced that mining operations have successfully restarted at its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso, following the mobilization of the West African mining contractor and completion of infrastructure and operating improvements. In addition, Endeavour is pleased to report that it has confirmed ...

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Assessment of the supply chains of gold produced in ...

production and uranium mining. The 12 industrial gold mines currently in operation in Burkina Faso produced 45.5 tonnes of gold in 2017, while the nine industrial mines in Mali produced 49.6 tonnes. In Niger, the Samira gold mine, the only one in the country, produces 1.5 tonnes of gold

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