Mercury in Mining: Insiders, Outsiders, and Innovators Video Series Episode 1

Caelen BurandMercury in Mining Video Series

Inaugural video of MFM’s interview series, “Mercury in Mining: Insiders, Outsiders, and Innovators” We invite you to join us in this illuminating video interview series that inquires into the devastating condition of mercury pollution in the gold supply chain. We’ll be speaking with jewelry industry experts, artisanal and small-scale gold miners, scientists, engineers, health professionals, and innovators at the cutting-edge of solutions … Read More

Your Gold’s (Potentially) Craggy Origins

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Although gold is a modern necessity, as adornment, an antiviral, circuitry, and much more, we do not question its source. This is the first in a series of posts exploring the irreplaceable metal, from its origins, chemistry, and geology to extraction, processing, and much more, while placing an emphasis on ASGM’s role in the gold supply chain. Our journey begins … Read More

Lashbrook Signs on as Mercury Free Mining Premier Sponsor

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Originally posted on National Jeweler. Read Original Article By Brecken Branstrator November 11, 2020 Corvallis, Ore.—Custom wedding ring manufacturer Lashbrook has become the 2020-2021 Premier Sponsor of the Mercury Free Mining (MFM) initiative. The company’s $50,000 contribution will help the program in its efforts to find effective technologies for the safe, mercury-free mining of gold, connect small-scale and artisanal miners … Read More

Bernd Wolf on Johnny Depp’s film Minamata, Greta Thunberg, and the Mercury Free Mining mission

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The German jewelry publication Blicktpunk Juwelier spoke with jewelry designer Bernd Wolf, in their April 2020 interview entitled Sustainability in the Jewelery and Watch Industry. Bernd is a jewelry designer, and the managing director and founder of the Bernd Wolf Company in Freiburg, Germany, and has been a supporter of Mercury Free Mining since 2019. The interview covers topics such … Read More

Update on Coodmilla Gold Ore Testing

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EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS Since December of last year, MFM and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have been exploring opportunities to connect innovative green mining technologies with interested artisanal and small-scale mining (ASGM) communities to help them mine more efficiently and profitably, ending their need to use mercury. In a coordinated initiative between ARM, MFM, and Coodmilla, Ltda., a gold … Read More

CIBJO president’s message about COVID-19 – and our response

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April 29, 2020 Dear Dr. Cavalieri, Thank you for your invitation to collaborate on designing our industry’s path forward so we can thrive in a novel, post-COVID world. We’re certainly in a different world from when I began my jewelry career more than 50 years ago as a designer-goldsmith.  In 1966 gold cost $35 an ounce, 2% of its current price, … Read More

In Quest to End Mercury Use in Gold Mining, Field Tests of Safer Goldrop Method Prove Positive

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The Goldrop process was tested among small scale gold miners in Ghana, West Africa Mercury-Free Mining, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining, announced that field tests of Goldrop, a mercury-free gold separation process, proved positive enough to merit further testing and refinement. The testing took place among small-scale miners in Ghana, … Read More

Mercury Free Mining Awarded $25,000 JCK Industry Fund Grant, Helping Drive Innovation in Responsible Gold Mining

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Mercury Free Mining (MFM) is honored by this generous and visionary grant from the JCK Industry Fund. We are delighted by the support for our mission to eradicate the use of mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), ensuring the public trust in the jewelry industry gold supply chain. The JCK Industry fund was founded in 1997 with the … Read More

Driving Late into Kumasi. A Test Day in Tarkwa Hard Rock Mine.

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Driving late into Kumasi. A test day in Tarkwa hard rock mine. Mixed results and a very valuable learning experience. A Ghanaian Board of Standards member, a Water Resources Council member (not sure of accurate names) and a mining engineer from University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa were at the mine and will accompany us for testing tomorrow as … Read More