articles gold mining in kenya

Mercury Rising Gold mining takes a toxic toll on

Kenya s 2022 mining act outlaws the use of mercury But there are no easily available alternatives and many of its 250 000 small scale gold miners in western Kenya around Lake Victoria are unaware of the risks or too poor to care campaigners say Health workers and government officials should be resourced to conduct workshops among women involved in small scale gold mining

Warren Buffett misses out on a stake in Kenya s gold

Aug 20 2022 · The West Kenya license holds about million ounces of gold with a grade of grams per tonne g/t believed to be one of the highest grading 1 Moz gold deposits in Africa The project covers 1 161 sq km within the Lake Victoria greenstone gold field located in NW Tanzania and SW Kenya and home to Global Tier 1 assets including North Mara

The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State Pambazuka

Sep 29 2022 · The trenches dug for these mining activities are abandoned after the mining is over They therefore become death traps and easy entry points for devastating gully erosions As was in the case of the communities in Zamfara State many of these mines are contaminated with impurities In this case gold ash was intermingled with deposits of lead

Gender Issues in the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining

May 26 2022 · Artisanal and small scale mining ASM is a significant source of income for tens of millions of people in developing countries ASM refers to small groups and individuals engaged in low cost and laborintensive excavation of minerals using minimal mechanization ASM techniques are used in the production of precious minerals such as gold and