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Artisanal Gold Mining And Their Effects On The Major Rivers In Ghana

2016 9 9The research paper published by IJSER journal is about ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD Environmental effects of Small Scale mining in Ghana, ... In Ghana, major rivers such as Tano, Offin and Ankobra have been major victims of the activities of small scale miners. ... in rivers and streams around artisanal gold mining areas of the Birim North ...

2019 1 1Artisanal mining operations often cut down trees to clear space for their camps, and it is common for miners to hunt, fish, and collect other forest resources for food and medicine, or as a way to supplement their income. Mercury and other dangerous chemicals, such as cyanide, are commonly used in artisanal gold mining.

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