CURRENT ARTISANAL EXTRACTION METHODS ARE HARMFUL TO MINERS’ HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Mamba Gold’s non-chemical mobile processing facility will eliminate the associated health hazards from the use of mercury and cyanide in locations where the Company operates.
Mercury is a highly toxic chemical used in hand gold processing in virtually all artisanal gold sites across Africa. Handling and inhaling the mercury smoke has become a significant health concern throughout the continent.
Artisanal miners are using cyanide to process gold tailings in open vat leaching tanks.