The tragic gold mining affair in Zamfara State Pambazuka ...

2010-09-29  ‘The tragedy in Zamfara State is not only a resource curse but a wakeup call,’ writes Uche Igwe. Illegal minerals mining in Nigeria's Zamfara State sheds light on the problems posed by extractive industries in developing countries. While the revenue potential is huge, federal oversight has been weak and international support is ambiguous.

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Gold in Zamfara - Folio

2020-10-07  In the dusty fields of Zamfara State in Nigeria’s northwest, locals have since the early 1900s dug the soil for gold, extracting specks of the metal from tons of rocks. The mines in Maru, Anka, and Malele are among the most important.. While global gold production has risen in the last two decades, Zamfara’s mines have mostly been mined illegally.

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A HeAvy Price: lead poisoning and gold mining in nigeria’s ...

state, with significant deposits of gold. The acute lead poisoning in Zamfara is a result of artisanal gold mining: small scale mining done with rudimentary tools. Miners crush and grind ore to ...

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The untold story of gold mining in Zamfara state ...

2019-04-25  Gold mining in Zamfara state has became a source of income not only to some persons in the state but thousands of people from neighbouring states like Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina and Kaduna. However, findings reveal that gold mining activities kicked-started properly in the state between 2008 and 2010 by some local miners.

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Lead Poisoning Crisis in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria ...

2012-05-08  There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1653 (May 2012). This has resulted in a renewed interest in mining in Zamfara state.

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Illegal Gold Mining in Zamfara - YouTube

2019-06-17  The Advocate (Episode 23)Uche digs up an issue that some would clearly like buried: “Zamfara; Gold mining and undeclared proceeds”.-----...

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Zamfara gold: Threat to development and national stability ...

2019-04-17  In Zamfara State there are gold occurrences in Maru which houses two old gold mines. These gold mines are the Duki mine, hosted by a shear zone traversing a quartzite-schist series, often...

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Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? - Punch ...

2019-04-22  Although Zamfara is rich in gold, mining activities in the state are unstructured, largely informal and illegal. Artisans, most of whom are unskilled, are in charge of the extraction, purification...

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Gold processing site in Zamfara State Nigeria - YouTube

2014-01-17  Date January, 16 - 2014

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Zamfara Killings: All you need to know Pulse Nigeria

2019-04-08  Gold mining in Zamfara is largely artisanal and small scale (Guardian) In this disorganized maze that is the gold mining industry in Zamfara, criminal gangs have become law enforcers and they...

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Is Zamfara’s Insecurity about Gold??? by Yusuf Anka Medium

2020-08-25  Many Nigerians believe Gold Mining is key to the continued blood shed in Zamfara State, Nigeria. In April 2019 this misinformation was corroborated through a statement by a former Assistant ...

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Lead Poisoning Crisis in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria ...

2012-05-08  Gold Mining in Zamfara State. Zamfara state contains many areas with significant concentrations of heavy metals in the soil and rocks. There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1653 (May 2012).

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Nigeria to resume mining in Zamfara state in Q1 -minister ...

2020-01-22  Nigeria has largely untapped deposits of minerals including gold, nickel, tin and zinc. Some 80 percent of mining in Nigeria is carried out on an artisanal basis and gold in Zamfara is routinely ...

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Zamfara establishes its first gold reserve – Nairametrics

2020-10-07  October 8, 2020. Reading Time: 2 mins read. 2. Zamfara State Government has established the first of its kind gold reserve in Nigeria, starting with 31 kg of processed gold, that will be deposited in a bank. The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle disclosed that the gold was entirely mined and refined by local artisanal miners in the state.

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Women and girls in illegal mining in northern Nigeria ...

The exchange of illegally mined gold for arms and ammunition is especially rife in north-west Nigeria, particularly between Zamfara State and the Republic of Niger. The involvement of women, girls and minors in illegal mining and arms dealing highlights Nigeria’s socio-economic problems . The free flow of arms has fuelled both violent local conflicts and rural banditry across the region ...

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Zamfara gold: A threat to national stability? - Punch ...

2019-04-22  The mass lead poisoning from mining activities in Zamfara State in Nigeria, which was discovered in March 2010, continues to affect villagers in three Local Government Areas, namely, Anka ...

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Illegal mining drives Nigeria’s rural banditry and local ...

The government’s ban of artisanal gold mining in Zamfara State and across the region and the deployment of the military to enforce the ban since April 2019 have yielded little result. Illegal mining and its associated conflicts continue regardless. The conflict has been on the increase since 2014, spreading across Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau and Zamfara states. Over 5 000 people have ...

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Nigeria: Lead poisoning crisis in Zamfara State Doctors ...

2012-12-13  Gold Mining in Zamfara State. Zamfara state contains many areas with significant concentrations of heavy metals in the soil and rocks. There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1,653 (May 2012). This

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Zamfara Killings: All you need to know Pulse Nigeria

2019-04-08  Gold from Zamfara is routinely smuggled out of the state to ready markets in neighboring Togo, Benin and Niger. From here, the gold finds its way to other markets across the world, with Nigeria ...

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Gold processing site in Zamfara State Nigeria - YouTube

2014-01-17  Date January, 16 - 2014

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Environmental Effect of Lead Combination of Mining ...

The proliferation in recent time of unregulated artisanal gold mining activities in Zamfara State, Nigeria has fuelled instability and lead poisoning crisis across gold mining communities primarily in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas thereby placing a significant burden on the already fragile economy and heath care system in the state . The act of manual grinding into fine particles ...

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Is Zamfara’s Insecurity about Gold??? by Yusuf Anka Medium

2020-08-25  Many Nigerians believe Gold Mining is key to the continued blood shed in Zamfara State, Nigeria. In April 2019 this misinformation was corroborated through a statement by a former Assistant ...

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Environmental Remediation to Address Childhood Lead ...

Background: From 2010 through 2013, integrated health and environmental responses addressed an unprecedented epidemic lead poisoning in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria. Artisanal gold mining caused widespread contamination resulting in the deaths of > 400 children. Socioeconomic, logistic, and security challenges required remediation and medical protocols within the context of local resources ...

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Women and girls in illegal mining in northern Nigeria ...

The exchange of illegally mined gold for arms and ammunition is especially rife in north-west Nigeria, particularly between Zamfara State and the Republic of Niger. The involvement of women, girls and minors in illegal mining and arms dealing highlights Nigeria’s socio-economic problems . The free flow of arms has fuelled both violent local conflicts and rural banditry across the region ...

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Nigeria to resume mining in Zamfara state in Q1 -minister ...

2020-01-22  Nigeria has largely untapped deposits of minerals including gold, nickel, tin and zinc. Some 80 percent of mining in Nigeria is carried out on an artisanal basis and gold in Zamfara is routinely ...

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Nigeria: Lead poisoning crisis in Zamfara State Doctors ...

2012-12-13  Gold Mining in Zamfara State. Zamfara state contains many areas with significant concentrations of heavy metals in the soil and rocks. There has been gold mining in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, for decades, but until recently it was not widespread or profitable. Since 2009, the price of gold has appreciated substantially, from around US$800 per ounce, to US$1,653 (May 2012). This

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Investigation of potential environmental radiation risks ...

2021-01-17  Girigisu et al. assessed radiological levels of Bagega artisanal gold mining site in Zamfara, Nigeria. They reported the mean activities of 40 K, 226 Ra, and 232 Th as 370.79 ± 7.98 Bq kg −1 , 18.3 ± 1.77 Bq kg −1 , and 16.86 ± 0.94 Bq kg −1 , with respective mean values of outdoor gamma and annual effective dose rates as 27.25 nGy h −1 and 0.033 mSv y −1 .

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Zamfara: Bandits Heading To The End Of The road As FG ...

Zamfara Gold As A Common Wealth aljazirahnews. Yes, the . And of course, the other precious stones, some of which are more precious than the itself. I was amazed when I once read a report last two months that of all the 35 different types of solid minerals found in Nigeria, 17 are found in state. That’s more than half. read more. Zamfara gold: Matawalle blasts South-south PDP governors ...

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(PDF) High concentration of blood lead levels among young ...

Lead is toxic government areas (LGAs) of Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria have to many organs of the body, particularly in children, causing permanent been linked to outbreak of acute lead poisoning due to illegal mining learning, behavior disorders, slowed growth, convulsions, and death of gold-rich ore [11]. About 80% of the children had convulsions and [1-5]. A significant number of cases ...

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Zamfara State lead poisoning outbreak - Wikipedia

Zamfara State, Nigeria: Casualties; At least 163 dead: 355 cases discovered: A series of lead poisonings in Zamfara State, Nigeria, led to the deaths of at least 163 people between March and June 2010, including 111 children. Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health figures, state the discovery of 355 cases with 46 percent proving fatal. This is one of the many lead poisoning epidemics with low and ...

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