Planet TV Studios Unveils “New Frontiers” Documentary Series Featuring the Artisanal Gold Council

Exploring Responsible Gold Mining Practices: Planet TV Studios, Pioneers in Television Production VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 3, 2024 / — Planet TV Studios, a prominent producer of innovative television series, proudly announces the launch of its latest documentary series, “New Frontiers,” spotlighting the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), a charitable nonprofit organization headquartered in Victoria, […]

Douglas Kao Appointed as Global Operations Manager at the Artisanal Gold Council

VICTORIA, BC — The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) proudly announces the appointment of Douglas Kao as its new Global Operations Manager. In this pivotal role, Douglas will spearhead the organization’s strategic initiatives, leveraging his extensive expertise in mining engineering, project management, and a steadfast commitment to sustainable development within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining […]

Reflections on Minamata COP-5 – Abigail Ocate

Readers note: From October 31 to November 2, 2023, Artisanal Gold Council(AGC) staff from Canada, Burkina Faso, Mongolia, and The Philippines attended the Fifth Annual Conference of the Parties to the Minimata Convention. Below is part 4 of 4 in a series of reflections from the conference. Abigail Ocate is the National Project Manager for […]

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, […]

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 […]

Artisanal Gold Council Missions to Africa, Mongolia, and the Philippines celebrate progress, highlight work ahead for the small-scale gold sector

Victoria-based charity/nonprofit Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is celebrating three successful missions undertaken by miners and staff during May and June. These missions were conducted to oversee the progress being made to develop mercury-free processing of gold in small-scale gold mining, build new relationships, and provide training and outreach opportunities for program and project staff. During […]

Statement from AGC on Small-Scale Mine Fire in Peru

Victoria, BC – Roger Tissot, Executive Director of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), Dr. Kevin Telmer, Director of Innovation and Business Development, and Daniel Merino, Peru-based Project Consultant with AGC, released the following statement upon learning of a small- scale mine fire in Peru that killed 27 people: “On May 7, 2023, an electrical short-circuit […]

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…