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http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/12/06/mali-artisanal-mines-produce-gold-child-labor At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and dangerous conditions. These children literally risk life and limb. They carry loads heavier than their own weight, climb into unstable shafts, and touch and inhale mercury, one of the most toxic substances on earth. Courtesy NBC Rock Center
Syama is a long-life flagship project with robust economics. Located in the south of Mali, West Africa, the mine is approximately 30kms from the Côte d’Ivoire border and 300km southeast of the capital Bamako. Syama benefits from two fully operational parallel sulphide and oxide processing plants with site production capable of more than 250,000oz/pa.
With France in the middle of a troop withdrawal from Mali and UN peacekeeping forces still deployed there - the country is facing growing uncertainty. And it's not just security that's on people's minds. Many fear that international involvement might not be limited to military operations - with one of the country's few thriving industries apparently being eyed by foreign corporations. RT's Maria Finoshina digs into the story. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first n...
In the West African desert, gathering and hauling salt is a grueling task not meant for the meek. Camel caravans still move the tablets to market. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Salt Mines of Mali | National Geographic https://youtu.be/mZ1eQ99Triw National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Mali recorded a drop in gold exports partly due to decreased artisanal mining. Industrial mining is also set to drop to 44.9 tonnes in 2015 from 45.9 last year. Mali is Africa's third biggest gold producer behind South Africa and Ghana. The precious metal is the country's top foreign exchange earner. But sometimes mining the mineral comes at a great cost
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE COMMENTING: The people mining this gold are local people who own the right to the gold through ancestral domain. In other words, they are not working for dirt under exploitative conditions. These are farmers who mine gold and fish between harvest and planting seasons. It is the only way some of them have to earn cash. They keep all the gold they find and sell it themselves at the fair market rate. They are not getting ripped off, and they are not being poisoned by mercury. Yes, there are mines in the hills near this location wher people are exploited and work under very dangerous conditions. I visited one of the bad mines and was not welcome, which is very strange anywhere in Mali. Anyway, these people are doing it voluntarily and receive full value for t...
Here is a short movie about the artisanal miners and the way they work in Mali. This is the biggest gold rush in modern history and it is on now as we watch. We have tried to estimate how many people are working but it is very hard. The miners on the gold fields make a very good living from the hard work and they are using metal detectors, machines and normal pans to get the gold. We are very happy about the gold rush and it proves that hard work pays, in gold.
Upload to 2012/02/16 Lokals hunting for gold.
02/04/2013 French troops have been called to protect one of Niger's biggest uranium mines as security fears spike. Analyst John Laughland tells RT, that France taking the military lead in Mali and coming to Niger might be a sign of a continent-size interest. Niger's President Issoufou asked his counterpart Hollande for military help after the recent hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant and over the growing threat of militant attacks since France launched its Operation Serval in neighboring Mali. French company Areva plays a major part in mining in Niger, the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium. The company gets much of its uranium from the two mines it operates in the country, at Arlit and Imouraren. Arlit was attacked by militants three years ago and four hostages -- three Fr...
When Randgold Resources started to grow its flagship Loulo operation in western Mali, comprising the Gara and Yalea underground mines, the company partnered with Sandvik to provide a fleet of new mobile equipment. Under a Sandvik 365 Expertise On Site service agreement, Sandvik technicians also support the mine with maintenance scheduling, parts planning and forecasting, troubleshooting and technical training.