Artisanal Gold Council Urges ASGM Formalization at Historic Canada-Caribbean Summit

The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), while not a formal participant in the CARICOM Summit, wishes to emphasize the importance of supporting the formalization and professionalization of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector, as leaders from Canada and the Caribbean convene in Ottawa for this historic event. “Canada and the Caribbean are longstanding partners, […]

Two industries at a crossroad

The following is a snippet of an article from CIMMagazine entitled Two industries at a crossroads. You can read the full article here. The Victoria, B.C.-based Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is working to provide training to ASM miners and develop responsible supply chains, with four active programs in Mongolia, the Philippines, Burkina Faso and Guyana. Its Burkina […]

Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D. to Transition from Current Role at the Artisanal Gold Council

VICTORIA, BC – Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) Executive Director Roger Tissot issues the following statement regarding the announcement that Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D. will be moving on from the organization: “Today, I would like to share an important announcement regarding the departure of a cherished member of our AGC family. Dr. Kevin Telmer Ph.D., our […]

Mining people: Li-FT Power, Voltage Metals, Magna Mining

Board changes this week:   Alaska Energy Metals added Corri Feige to the board.  Indigo Exploration appointed D.T. Brian Doherty to the board.  Lithium Energi Exploration added Rebecca Paisley to its board.  The Artisanal Gold Council announced Roger Tissot as the new executive director, replacing founder Kevin Telmer, now director of innovation and business development.  Western Atlas Resources named Stephen Wilkinson as director. Read more…

Artisanal Gold Council Expands and Strengthens Leadership Team with Change in Roles

VICTORIA, BC – The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is excited to announce a change of roles and an expansion of its leadership team. Dr. Kevin Telmer, the current Executive Director and founder of AGC, will be transitioning to the role of Director of Innovation and Business Development. Roger Tissot, the current Deputy Executive Director, will […]

The challenge in regulating artisanal or small-scale mining

IN 2020, it was estimated by planetGold Philippines, a project supported by the Global Environment Facility, and implemented by the Artisanal Gold Council in partnership with the UN Environment Program and UN Industrial Development Organization, that there were about 200,000 to 300,000 individuals in 30 provinces in the country that are involved in artisanal, or […]

Nine Die in Gold Mine Collapse

At least nine workers died in a collapse at one of Burkina Faso’s many unregulated artisanal gold mines. Rescuers found four bodies last Tuesday night (7 February) at the mine in the western Tuy province, and another five the following morning. Read more…

Gold organisations sign global responsibility, sustainability declaration

While there has been significant progress in addressing environmental, social and governance concerns in the gold sector through initiatives and performance standards, the broader industry has, for the first time, declared a collective statement of awareness and intent.   Read more…