Small scale gold mining isnt really that small in reality. Workers employ a variety of methods and mining techniques. They pan for gold, dredge rivers, manually dig up ground with shovels, work with hydraulic systems, use mechanized crushers, and often utilize large earth moving equipment.
Small scale mining equipment is available from renown engineers and suppliers, Appropriate Process Technologies . APT39;s small scale mining equipment is simple to use, efficient and effective. Options are available for the recovery of gold, tin, chrome, tantalite and more.
requirements of small scale miners are adequately covered. This hand book sets out some basic principles for use in the absence of specific regulations, or in conjunction with them. Mines inspectorates can play an important role in overseeing OSH in small scale mines and in providing advice, as well as policing regula tions.
The handbook doubles up as both a facilitators guide and manual which the miners can easily refer to. The handbook is a vital tool towards equipping the estimated 500,000 artisanal and small scale miners with fundamental knowledge on key mining topics. We sincerely hope the handbook will go a long way in professionalising the mining sector.
Our equipment is best used in small scale extractive metallurgy operations operated by small miners or hobbyist prospectors and mining fanatics. 911MPE offers gold mining equipment as well as processing equipment applicable to most any base metals: copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin, tungsten and more.
Although many miners use mercury in artisanal and small scale gold mining, it is possible to safely and economically recover gold without it. Mercury free techniques are safer for miners, their families and local communities. They may also help miners market their gold at higher prices.