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Lecture gold mines - to below 100m in places to form saprolite One commercial goldmine= 280,000 oz of gold Two main types of gold mining 1 Capital

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The Effects of Local Resource Extraction on the Environment in Africa Julie Beagle ES 10 UC Berkeley
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‘Carving the cake’ of Africa In 1895 The Conference of Berlin began the process of dividing up Africa to colonize, and to exploit for natural resources
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Source: Project Gutenberg's The Congo and Coasts of Africa, by Richard Harding Davis
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The relationships between Europe/US and Africa have changed but are still controlled by access to natural resources
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Economic interests in natural resources
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Resource: Oil Niger Delta
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Timber Timber and Wood Products •Illegal timber harvesting •Charcoal production Results: •Endangered species Ebony ( Diospyros ebenum) •Loss of Habitat •Loss of Biodiversity •Desertification
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Gold Source: www.bbc.co.uk/africabeyond Gold
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Geology Proterozoic Birmian rocks Proterozoic Birmian Rocks 1. Laterite mineralisation 2. in-situ quartz veined mineralisation -The mineralised rocks have been deeply weathered
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Unformatted text preview: to below 100m in places to form saprolite One commercial goldmine= 280,000 oz of gold Two main types of gold mining 1. Capital Intensive Privatized Resources Government regulated Local environmental destruction 2. Informal mining Widespread, contamination of groundwater due to use of mercury m in g Gold at end Gold trade is not regulated Sold in a local market Minning end Implications of natural resource extraction on public health • AIDS (Foudoukoudouni) • Child labor • Mercury contamination New York Times May 12, 1989 1.4 million elephants in 1979 750,000 in 1989 •Illegal ivory trade •Poaching •Endangered Species •Biodiversity •Threat to tourism Kenyan Ivory Ban 1989 Diamond Reform • Market-driven responses • Hollywood movies “We vote with our decisions”…and knowledge...
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Lecture gold mines - to below 100m in places to form saprolite One commercial goldmine= 280,000 oz of gold Two main types of gold mining 1 Capital

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