Barksanem™ announces the signing of a Master License in Peru.

Barksanem™ has signed a Master License in Peru aimed at improving the livelihoods of mining micro-communities through sustainable, people-centric, responsible mining. Houston, Texas (May11th 2020)  Barksanem™, Inc. located in Houston, Texas, and its sister company Barksanem™ Sarl, an R&D and training arm for Barksanem™, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and engaged in responsible mining and semi-industrial / 

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The death of a mine site…

When a mining site “dies”, after being mined, whether it was industrial, semi-industrial or artisanal, the area where it is located does not die. In these abandoned areas, communities remain, sometimes even a few animal species that try to reclaim their living space.  However, more rarely, plant species remain stunted because their soil has been so 

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Barksanem™ has signed new Licenses and is deploying the TK-Coin, a digital currency aimed at improving the livelihoods of mining micro-communities.

Houston, Texas (January 30th 2020)  Barksanem™, Inc. located in Houston, Texas, and its sister company Barksanem™ Sarl, an R&D and training arm for Barksanem™, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and engaged in responsible mining and semi-industrial / small-scale artisanal mining, announces the signing of new Licenses founded upon its proprietary know-how. The rights to use the 

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Noufou the gold-panner

On barely visible bush paths, followed by his wife Fatou and their three little boys, Noufou and his family had trekked a very long distance, sleeping at night under a tree, lost in the middle of nowhere, trying to beg for a little food in the villages they passed. They crossed the border hiding from 

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THE ASM LSM SOLUTION

The contemporaneousness of Large-Scale Mining companies (LSMs) and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining companies (ASMs) is a quandary that has existed since the inception of Mining Ministries and government allocated concessions. One could compare the tensions between industrial companies setting up operations in a given territory for which they have obtained all the proper legal authorizations 

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Aminata’s hopes

It’s still dark when Aminata* wakes up. This night, as is often the case, was short and unbearably hot. She kept her newborn baby close to her, nursing from time to time. The regular breathing of her other children, all lying beside her and lined up on old worn mats, kept her awake for a 

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Mine site rehabilitation

From a sustainable development perspective, and ultimately from a development perspective, the aspect of mine site rehabilitation is crucial. When you visit a former artisanal gold mining site, but also semi-mechanized and industrial mine site, even if the challenges are sometimes different, you quickly understand how crucial it is. In West Africa, the mining sites 

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Understanding Social Impacts in Mining

Mining can transform environments, economies, and collectivities in real and significant ways. A range of stakeholders have a role to play in analyzing and managing the risks and impacts associated with mining. These stakeholders include companies, the state legislature, government service agencies, lenders and insurers, civil society and advocacy groups, and collectivities and their representative 

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Small-Scale Mining and Profitability

Since the 2000s, I[1]have worked in the mining space, I’ve been exclusively focused on the world of artisanal gold miners (ASM) and semi-industrial mining . During that time, I have often been offered significant investments to develop industrial operations instead. The world of ASM is too often considered difficult to manage and particularly unprofitable. And as 

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Analyzing Social Impacts In Mining

Some mining companies analyze impacts and consider issues of vulnerability. Each person’s unique circumstances and cultural values lead to varying experiences and points of view regarding mining. Researchers have observed different views being expressed, through constructive dialogue, complaints, or through peaceful protest. In some cases, violent conflicts arise often stemming from social unrest, which can 

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