Gold Mine Enhancement - Santander, Colombia
Alvaro Moya, Moya Watches, inspecting Olimining Mines - Santander, Colombia
Colombia has over 34 mining districts specialising in the extraction of precious metals. Olimining is currently working with Mining Solutions a mining company that focuses on sustainable development of the artisanal mining community. Mining Solutions have invested in the legal structure and enhancement of 12 concessions spanning across 30,000 hectares.
Olimining and Mining Solutions invest in artisanal mines in order to legalise operations by obtainiing mining licenses, export routes, and installing mining equipment to increase productivity and remove the use of mercury at the processing stage. The conglomeration of Latin American and Swiss expertise focusing primarily on the development of sustainable and legal practices, allows for artisanal miners to work safely, increase productivity, alleviate hazardous waste and provide ethical gold to the global markets at a fair price.
Our partnership also places emphasis on:
Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
Product Recycling - Tailings
Prohibition of Child-Labour
Olimining's work in Colombia has been facilitated by the central government, which will prohibit the use of mercury for the amalgamation of gold in mining operations for 2023. Working in collusion with mines, local authorities, exploration companies, mining equipment providers, multi-lateral development agencies and foreign investors, Olimining participates in the transformation of the landscape of artisanal gold mining in Colombia
By 2023, Colombia will have banned the use of Mercury for gold amalgamation. Olimining has initiated Mercury-free techniques in artisanal gold mining: Gravity and Magnetic Concentration Methods
We have introduced and applied innovative methods for exploration: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)and Trace Element Analysis
Providing certified gold via installing onsite metallurgical testing centers, in order to prove the origin and the chemicals used in the process.
Applying for mining permits and bidding for concessions for the artisanal mining community in order to standardise their mining operations for legal export.
Providing access to LBMA registered refineries in Switzerland, the EU, China and Turkey, in order to bridge the regulatory gap between artisanal miners and global standards.
Providing operational transparency to external auditors by demonstrating traceability of materials, logistics and finance.
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