Mercury ban could affect gold exports if markets not protected – miners fear

The ban on mercury exports from the United States from January 1 this year is unlikely to have an impact on the country’s gold mining industry “for some time yet”.  This according to Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) Administrative Coordinator Colin Sparman.

While the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has already announced that the industry is seeking alternatives to the use of mercury as an amalgam for gold in the country’s mining sector, Sparman told Stabroek Business  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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