Technography Of Small Scale Gold Mining In The Amazon
Small-scale gold minors in Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana and Brazil are men, women and children, who are ether locals or migrant from the neighboring countries. Small-scale mining accounts for 10-15 of the worlds gold supply. Small-scale gold mining isn’t really that small in reality. Workers employ a variety of methods and mining techniques.In recent decades, small-scale gold mining has gained importance both as a source of income for the poor and as a cause of environmental degradation in low-income countries. Gold mining and its surrounding service economy sustain millions of households in the Amazon, and governments able to regulate mining in their countries earn urgently needed revenues.Jun 19, 2012 During Rio+20, stakeholders (mining communities, state representatives, protected areas managers) from four Amazonian countries will exchanges on their approaches to tackle the small-scale gold mining in the Amazon, a socio-environmental issue. The event will be on the French Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday 19 June at 3pm.May 10, 2002 Despite scientific concern about Amazon deforestation and the impacts of the Amazon gold rush, few researchers have assessed the long-term impacts of small-scale gold mining on forest cover. This study estimates deforestation from gold mining and analyses the regeneration of abandoned mining areas in the Suriname Amazon.