Section 1 Small and medium scale mining - issues management: Addressing social tensions in mining - a framework for greater community consultation and participation, Mamadou Barry; Small-scale mining - time for deeds not words, Norman S. Jennings; Strategies for development of small/medium scale mines in Africa, Pierre A. Traore; An integrated participatory framework for the exploitation of mineral resources in the context of sustainable development - the case of Namaqualand, South Africa, Olle Ostensson; Policies for artisanal and small scale mining in the developing world - a review of the last thirty years, John Hollaway; gender issues in mining - effects of retrenchment, Paramita Aich; Legislative framework in Indian mineral sector and scope for its improvement vis-a-vis small scale mining, R.L. Bhatia, s.V. Ali; Cluster-mining - a tested concept for small mines, S.L. Chakravorty. Section 2 Environmental perspective: Australian initiatives for best practice environmental management in small scale mining in the Asia-Pacific; Integrated environmental management in small scale mining - a Bolivian experience, Guillermo Cortez; Environmental and social considerations during abandonment of small scale underground mining operations - case study of a copper mine, A. Santha, A.N. Bose; Development of an algorithm for integrated environmental management information system for small scale open cast mines of Himalayan region, A.K. Soni. A. Swarup. Section 3 Technical developments: Building a better sluice box, Don Stewart; Equipment selection for small to medium scale mines, Prabir Paul et al; Identification of thecnological problems in small scale mining in Tanzania - a move towards poverty alleviation, W. Mutagwaba et al; Birth of small and tiny beneficiation plant, Shekhar Chakravarty; Software and hardware requirements for small scale mining sector, A. Santha Ram. Section 4 Sharing experience world wide, Prospects and problems - small scale gold mining in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, Don Stewart; Small scale mining and the environment in Zimbabwe - the case of alluvial gold planning and chromite mining, Oliver Maponga; Small and medium scale mining in Indonesia - history and current activities, 1996; Marble mining in small scale sectors in India - problems, prospects, and suggestions, A. Bhatnagar, S.K. Mukhopadhyay; recent trends of dimensional stone mining in India, K.U.M. Rao, A. Bhatnagar; Artisan mining of coal in the Garo Hills, Meghalaya, D.K. Jain, A.K. Sural. Section 5 Economic perspective. (Part contents).