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Mining on a Small and Medium Scale

By Ajoy Ghose
ISBN: 9781853394010
The contributions relate to issues such as management vis-a-vis small scale mining focusing on environmental, health and safety, social and gender issues, and offer a multitude of issues and their solutions relating to small-scale mining which could form the basis of an agenda for action.

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  • Synopsis
    Interest in small scale mining has been heightened in recent years due to the increasing concern on 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 contributions share world-wide experiences and, collectively, offer a multitude of issues and their solutions relating to small-scale mining which could form the basis of an agenda for action. The volume collates the proceeding of the Global Conference on Small and Medium Scale Mining held in Calcutta, which was convened to direct the spotlight of attention on this vital segment of global mining industry.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface Hi
    SECTION 1: SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE MINING/
    ISSUES MANAGEMENT
    Addressing Social Tensions in Mining: A Framework for Greater 3
    Community Consultation and Participation
    Mamadou Barry
    Small-Scale Mining: Time for Deeds Not Words 9
    Norman S. Jennings
    Strategies for Development of Small/Medium Scale Mines in Africa 17
    Pierre A. TraorG
    An Integrated Participatory Framework for the Exploitation of 25
    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 35
    Worlds A Review of the Last Thirty Years
    John Hollaway
    Gender Issues in Mining — Effects of Retrenchment 43
    Paramita Aich
    Legislative Framework in Indian Mineral Sector and Scope for Its 53
    Improvement vis-a-vis Small Scale Mining
    R.L. Bhatia and S.V. AH
    Cluster-Mining: A Tested Concept for Small Mines . 59
    S.L Chakravorty
    SECTION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
    Australian Initiatives for Best Practice Environmental Management 67
    in Small Scale Mining in the Asia-Pacific
    Peter Hancock and Stewart Needham
    VI
    Integrated Environmental Management in Small Scale Mining 81
    — A Bolivian Experience
    Guillermo Cortez
    Environmental and Social Considerations during Abandonment 83
    of Small Scale Underground Mining Operations: Case Study
    of a Copper Mine
    A. Santha Ram and A.N. Bose
    Development of an Algorithm for Integrated Environmental 93
    Management Information System for Small Scale Open
    Cast Mines of Himalayan Region
    A.K. Soni and A. Swarup
    SECTION 3: TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    Building a Better Sluice Box 111
    Don Stewart
    Equipment Selection for Small to Medium Scale Mines 129
    Prabir Paul, G.C. Mishra and D.K. Panda
    Identification of Technological Problems in Small Scale Mining 141
    in Tanzania; A Move towards Poverty Alleviation
    W. Mutagwaba, A. Mlaki and R. Mwaipopo-Ako
    Birth of Small and Tiny Beneficiation Plant 153
    Shekhar Chakravarty
    Software and Hardware Requirements for Small Scale Mining 161
    Sector
    A. Santha Ram
    SECTION 4: SHARING EXPERIENCE WORLD WIDE
    Prospects and Problems: Small-Scale Gold Mining in Papua 173
    New Guinea and the Philippines
    Don Stewart
    Small Scale Mining and the Environment in Zimbabwe: 185
    The Case of Alluvial Gold Panning and Chromite Mining
    Oliver Maponga
    Small and Medium Scale Mining in Indonesia, History and 213
    Current Activities —1996
    Antony H. Osman
    VII
    Marble Mining in Small Scale Sectors in India — Problems, 225
    Prospects and Suggestions
    A. Bhatnagar and S.K. Mukhopadhyay
    Recent Trends of Dimensional Stone Mining in India 235
    K.U.M. Rao and A. Bhatnagar
    Artisan Mining of Coal in the Garo Hills, Meghalaya 243
    D.K. Jain and A.K. Sural
    SECTION 5: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE
    Competitive Edge of Minerals from India's Small Scale Mines 255
    in Global Market
    C.S. Jha
    Economics of Small Scale Resources: A Collective Mining Effort 269
    Suman Banerjee, Sayeri Banerjee, Sajal Dasgupta and
    S.M. Chatterjee
    SECTION 6: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
    An Insight into Entrepreneur-Employee Relationship in 275
    Small-Scale Mining Activities
    S.M. Mukhopadhyay and J. Bhattacharya
    Modern Education and Training for Small-Medium Scale Mining 283
    Mineral Policy Needs
    M.B. Katz
    Mining Information System (MINIS) and Global Network 289
    Partha Pratim Chaudhuri
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Ajoy Ghose
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 304
    Format Paperback / softback
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