Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Program Highlights
Pure Earth’s Global Mercury Program strategy focuses on decreasing mercury emissions to the environment from the main source of pollution- artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)—and reducing human exposures with an emphasis on the most severely affected populations, namely miners and surrounding communities. Read Pure Earth’s Global Mercury Program Strategy.
Spotlight on Pure Earth Colombia: Award-Winning Copper Plates Technology For Miners
In December 2022, Pure Earth’s breakthrough copper plates technology was named one of the top winners of the global Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge competition. The solution is capable of removing as much as 84% of mercury from waste tailings from artisanal and small-scale gold mining. The prize money will enable the team to conduct more tests to ensure that the technology can be used by miners in remote areas that do not have regular water and electricity services.