A methodological toolkit for field assessments of artisanally mined alluvial diamond deposits

Techniques and Methods 11-D2
Prepared under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. This report is Chapter 2 of Section D: Field survey methods in Book 11 Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data.
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Abstract

This toolkit provides a standardized checklist of critical issues relevant to artisanal mining-related field research. An integrated sociophysical geographic approach to collecting data at artisanal mine sites is outlined. The implementation and results of a multistakeholder approach to data collection, carried out in the assessment of Guinea’s artisanally mined diamond deposits, also are summarized. This toolkit, based on recent and successful field campaigns in West Africa, has been developed as a reference document to assist other government agencies or organizations in collecting the data necessary for artisanal diamond mining or similar natural resource assessments.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A methodological toolkit for field assessments of artisanally mined alluvial diamond deposits
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 11-D2
DOI 10.3133/tm11D2
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center
Description iv, 29 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section D: Field survey methods in Book 11 Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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