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Mining on a Small and Medium Scale: A Global Perspective


Edited By: Ajoy K Ghose

Practical Action Publishing

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #82869 | ISBN: 1853394017
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This volume collates the proceedings of the Global Conference on Small and Medium Scale Mining held in Calcutta, which was convened to direct the spotlight of attention onto this vital segment of global mining industry. Interest in small-scale mining has been highlighted in recent years due to the increasing concern of its environmental impacts. This book aims to delve into the many dimensions of small and medium scale mining and to take stock of the emerging issues. By and large, the contributions relate to issues such as management vis-a-vis small scale mining focusing on environmental, health and safety, social and gender issues. The contributors offer solutions relating to small-scale mining which could form the basis of an agenda for action.


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).

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