The regulation of artisanal gold mining is set forth in the Small Scale Gold Mining Law, 1989 . The Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law , 1989 , set up the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation to promote the development of small scale gold and diamond mining in Ghana and to purchase the output of such mining, either directly or through licensed buyers.
Small scale mining in Ghana: The government and . 2012 9 1 · The PMMC was established in 1989 in conjunction with the 1989 small scale mining law to provide a market for small scale mined gold .
The Small Scale Gold Mining Law , the Mercury Law and the Precious Minerals Marketing Corporation Law were passed in 1989 to regularise and streamline small scale gold mining, regulate the use of mercury by small scale gold miners, and provide official marketing channels for gold produced by small scale miners.
A small scale mining licence may only be granted to a citizen of Ghana who is at least 18 years old, and is registered by the office of the Minerals Commission in an area designated as a small scale mining area.
There are two legally distinct types of small scale gold mines in Ghana. Since there is a formalized process for mining gold on the small scale, there are legally recognized small scale mines. Small scale mining permits can be acquired for a parcel of land by Ghanaian citizens who are over 18 years old .
17. Sale of gold A licensed small scale gold miner or a person in possession of gold may sell the gold in the possession of that miner or person to an authorised buyer only. A person shall be presumed to be lawfully in possession of gold until the contrary is proved. 18. Sale of jewellery
granted for small scale mining. Mineral rights Mining activities require mineral rights 9. Despite a right or title which a person may have to land in, upon or under which minerals are situated, a person shall not conduct activities on or over land in Ghana for the search, reconnaissance, prospecting, exploration or mining for a
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