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Reducing Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Practical Guide.

Analysis of formalization approaches in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector

Environment for Development Perspectives: Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold mining, August 2011. 

UNEP Guidance Document: Developing a National Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining, July 2011 (EnglishFrench and Spanish)

US Environmental Protection Agency Mercury Capture System brochure (English and French), June 2011.

The Price of Gold: Mercury Use and Current Issues in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the Philippines, March 2011.

Squeezing gold from a stone: How to Reduce Toxic Health Risks and Pollution Caused by Mercury Use in the Small-Scale & Artisanal Gold Mining Sector, November 2009. 

Technology demonstration for reducing mercury emissions from small-scale gold refining facilities. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of International Affairs, Draft Final Report, February 2008.

Strengthening Surinamese involvement in activities related to Mercury pollution in Suriname, January 2008. 

UNIDO Technical Guidelines on Mercury Management in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining, 2008.

Comparison of Different Gold Recovery Methods with regard to Pollution Control and Efficiency.

Protocols for Environmental and Health Assessment of Mercury Released by Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners, 2004. An output of the UNIDO Global Mercury Project.

  • Philippines - National Action Plan completed in 2011