Techniques and Methods 11–D2
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.
First posted July 11, 2014
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Chirico, P.G., and Malpeli, K.C., 2014, A methodological toolkit for field assessments of artisanally mined alluvial diamond deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods book 11, chap. D2, 28 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm11D2.
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Tool 1: Project Planning
Tool 2: Fieldwork Planning And Preparation
Tool 3: Fieldwork
Tool 4: Summarizing And Reporting Fieldwork Results
Guinea: A Case Study
Appendix 1. Mine Site Data Sheet
Appendix 2. Mine Manager Data Sheet
Appendix 3. Miner Life Data Sheet