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Community Gold Mining for Development

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cameroon officially exports little gold and has no major gold mines. But for generations, family miners have foraged for gold flecks with shovel and pan. Such community mining differs from the co-operatives and small-scale industrial mines usually described as artisanal mining.

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Wayne Lau is a Visiting Researcher,
at the Centre for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University. Lau is also the Chairman of the Board of Cameroon, Inc. He can be contacted at: