Reducing the Use and Release of Mercury by Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Miners in Suriname - 2016
This report describes the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Suriname. Its aim is to assess the viability of, and develop plans for, future technical interventions focused on mercury reduction on active ASGM sites. Literature review, stakeholder consultations and field visits were used to collect information.
The report includes an overview of small-scale gold mining in Suriname, mining styles and methods, use of mercury and mercury-free techniques. Other topics that are described are the vision of the government, gold and mercury marketing chains, stakeholders, and the legal framework. The final chapter gives an introduction to ASGM inventory estimates.