An EU Horizon Impact project concerned with small-scale mining (SSM) and related sustainability aspects has recently published an article that may be of interest to the MIREU community.
'Rethinking the concept of small-scale mining for technologically advanced raw materials production' by Sidorenko, O.; Sairinen, R. and Moore, K, distinguishes the differences between artisanal small-scale mining and its relationship with large-scale mining (LSM). It includes analysis of the key features and criteria of SSM and the important questions it raises in reference to social and environmental issues.
You can read and download the article here.
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