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number of small -scale mining operations in the country, also holds large copper, coal, gold, tungsten and scheelite deposits. Officially, gold ore is restricted under Section 83A of the Foreign Exchange Management Law and also the restricted exports list of the Ministry of Commerce, although exports were permitted in January 2018

  • Gold in Myanmar - Rich Mineral Resources
    Gold in Myanmar - Rich Mineral Resources

    Sep 14, 2015 Responsible gold mining ensures economic development in a host countries, not just those which have active mining. Myanmar, though its production of gold is not that high, is still considered to have considerable opportunities for exploration and mining of gold. Gold and Mineral Sources . Myanmar is strategically located at the advantageous merging point of cultural and

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  • Gold Mining in Kachin State, Burma
    Gold Mining in Kachin State, Burma

    Gold mining is taking place in the headwaters of the Irrawaddy, the lifeline of the country and one of the greatest Asian rivers. It threatens the ecosystem of the entire river basin and along with it the livelihoods of about 20 million people (WRI, online). By its very nature gold mining is unsustainable and highly disruptive to the areas in which it

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  • Overview of Myanmar’s Mining Industry - SES
    Overview of Myanmar’s Mining Industry - SES

    The government of Myanmar once owned all of the country’s gold mines, but following the fall of the junta in 2011, many of them were sold off to private owners. Following five decades of rule by socialist and military governments, under which the country became one of the least developed countries in the world, a new chapter of Myanmar’s engagement with the international community has begun

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  • Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar
    Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Myanmar

    Sep 21, 2016 More than wealth, gold mining in Myanmar has brought unwelcome consequences, including environmental destruction and illnesses related to the illegal extraction of the precious metal

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  • MAP TELLING THE STORY OF GOLD MINE IN
    MAP TELLING THE STORY OF GOLD MINE IN

    Jul 16, 2015 Gold mining is not the only sector of Myanmar's mining industry to be riddled by backward practices, rudimentary equipment and suffering miners. Jade mining is one of the country's major industries -- tens of thousands of workers are exploited, and heroin is abused on an unprecedented scale, creating one of the world’s largest HIV-infected communities

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  • Myanmar Mining Sector Wide Assessment
    Myanmar Mining Sector Wide Assessment

    Limestone, Gold and Tin Mining in Myanmar . Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business. The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) was set up in 2013by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) with

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  • Heavy Metals in the Soils of Placer Small-Scale Gold
    Heavy Metals in the Soils of Placer Small-Scale Gold

    Aug 20, 2021 Objectives: The aim of the present study was to investigate soil concentrations of toxic heavy metals in placer small-scale gold mining operations in Myanmar. Methods: Soil samples were collected from three placer small-scale gold mining sites: Site A located in the Hmawbon public protected forest, Site B and Site C, situated in the Nant-Kyin

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  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Myanmar:
    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Myanmar:

    Gold mining and agricultural expansion were shown to impact tree cover; in communities in Northern Myanmar open-pit gold mines studied 2002-2014 were spatially associated with tree cover loss [25

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  • Hunting for particles of gold in the jungles of Southeast Asia
    Hunting for particles of gold in the jungles of Southeast Asia

    Jun 24, 2020 The gold hunters of Myanmar sort themselves into two groups: kone-myaw means “washing on land,” which involves pit mining, and ye-myaw means “washing in

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  • Australian-backed company accused of exploring for gold
    Australian-backed company accused of exploring for gold

    Apr 21, 2021 The tenements are part of a total 4,800 sq km that Access Asia Mining has rights to explore in Myanmar – an area it has told investors represents the

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  • Mining in Myanmar - Lexology
    Mining in Myanmar - Lexology

    Jul 18, 2018 The Mining Rules 2018, and the law amending the Myanmar Mining Law 2015, provide for the issue of prospecting permits, exploration permits, small, medium and large-scale mineral production permits

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  • The impact of gold mining and agricultural concessions on
    The impact of gold mining and agricultural concessions on

    Apr 24, 2017 Mining in Myanmar is nominally the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines 41, though gold mines in the Kachin region where Hukaung Valley

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  • How to effectively address illegal gold mining - study
    How to effectively address illegal gold mining - study

    Feb 16, 2020 Even though Myanmar is known as the world’s largest producer of jade, gold mining -and illegal gold mining in particular- has been growing in recent years

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  • Myanmar Mining Companies - Mining in Myanmar (Burma
    Myanmar Mining Companies - Mining in Myanmar (Burma

    The Tun Thwin Mining Company Ltd (Tun Thwin) is Myanmar's the foremost exploration coal company. A leader in coal mining and processing for almost 12 years, Tun Thwin has grown to produce over 100,000 tons of coal annually. Tun Thwin is a significant provider of coal to the domestic market

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  • Myanmar's Gold Industry Prospers While Its Miners Die
    Myanmar's Gold Industry Prospers While Its Miners Die

    Nov 25, 2013 Gold mining is not the only sector of Myanmar's mining industry to be riddled by backward practices, rudimentary equipment and suffering miners

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  • INTRODUCTION
    INTRODUCTION

    Myanmar’s mining sector is closely linked to its evolving economy and shifting political landscape. The country accounts for most of global jade and ruby production. It has significant reserves of metallic minerals (such as gold, copper, and tin) and industrial minerals and stones (such as

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  • Kler Lwee Htoo District Situation Update: Gold mining
    Kler Lwee Htoo District Situation Update: Gold mining

    Dec 15, 2020 Myanmar. Kler Lwee Htoo District Situation Update: Gold mining activities and COVID-19 restrictions threaten local livelihoods in Moo Township, May to July 2020

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