Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASM) & how it relates to Large-Scale Mining (LSM)

Sep 11, 2023 / 6 Min Read

ASM frequently occurs in proximity to, or even within, the formal mining territories designated for large-scale operations (LSM). It can emerge in locations such as disused mining zones, tailing reservoirs, areas with minimal deposits, or downstream regions. As both sectors expand, interactions between ASM and LSM are on the rise. These interactions span a spectrum, from hostile clashes to collaborative backing, with the latter being the prevailing scenario.


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