Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?
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The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.
Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold are now also being illegally extracted and traded at sites under the control of armed groups in countries including Myanmar and Colombia.
The new law, which will come into force in 2021, requires importers to ensure their business do not contribute to armed conflicts.
A number of suspensions, most notably Katanga Mining in the DRC, have contributed to a tight metal market.
The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.
A leaked White House memo, which outlines the suspension of a portion of the Dodd-Frank rule on ‘conflict minerals’, will exacerbate already high levels of violence in DR Congo.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reconsidering the rule, which requires companies to trace and report whether their products contain minerals from a war-torn part of Africa.
Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.
The EICC and CFSI Launch the Multi-Industry Responsible Raw Materials Initiative (RRMI).
Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.
Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.
International development nonprofit Pact released Friday a report detailing the progress of efforts to address child labour in mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Consumer products sold across the globe could contain traces of the metal produced by informal Congolese mines, who employ children as young as seven, says Amnesty International.
A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.
The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.
In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.
Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.
The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.
Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
The main objective of the legislation is to ensure that profits from those so-called “blood metals” — tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold — do not go to African warlords.
The lawmakers voted 22 to 16 to strengthen a draft law requiring importers, smelters and refiners to certify their goods are conflict-free.
The investigative reporting piece exposed extremely poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China and Indonesia.