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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on PDAC 2023 and AGC Goes to Ottawa

I entered the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s front entrance not knowing what to expect. I started my work with the Artisanal Gold Council in mid-January 2023 and was told that we would have a booth (in partnership with the planetGOLD programme) at PDAC 2023, referred to as “the largest mining conference in the world that welcomes […]

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…

Artisanal Gold Council Statement on Burkina Faso Mine Collapse

VICTORIA, BC – Kevin Telmer, Executive Director of the Artisanal Gold Council, released the following statement upon learning about a mine collapse in Burkina Faso: “All of us at the Artisanal Gold Council were saddened to learn about the deaths of nine artisanal gold miners in Burkina Faso’s Tuy province yesterday. Our hearts go out […]

Mercury levels high in people near Amazon mega-dam

[SÃO PAULO] Constructing dams in the Brazilian Amazon could increase local residents’ exposure to unsafe mercury levels, warn researchers who analysed hair samples from 37 people living near Tucuruí, one of the largest dams ever built in Brazil. Read more…