SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MINING INNOVATION
Barksanem™ in Burkina Faso is a sustainable artisanal and semi-industrial mining company which, in addition to its own mining operations deploys the Barksanem™ License through its sister company in the USA. This License optimizes the physical supply chains through innovative technologies to track precious minerals while participating in the economic and environmental development of micro-communities. Our model transforms mineral production into a Monetization Support System empowering local collectivities.
Barksanem™ License consists of several interconnected systems:
- The “Territorial Approach” system
- The “Prospection” system
- The “Organization of Living Facilities” system
- The “Extraction and Ore Processing” system
- The “Commercialization” system
- The “Security and Tracking” system
- The “Export” system
- The “Global Health Solution” system
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING THROUGH RESPONSIBLE TRACKING
BSM™’s Territorial Approach integrates artisanal gold mining, which is often present on mining sites long before they are allocated to companies. Identifying and registering artisanal gold miners and their families facilitates their support while fighting against recurrent fraud specific to the mining sector, enabling “Fair Mining” certification for artisanal gold mining.
- Creation of a Monetization Support System based on gold
- Fostering and structuring the barter system within the community
- BSM™ training and certification
- Creating an individual virtual wallet
Ultimately, while creating a profitable semi-industrial mining company, the BSM™ License, through mining operations, contributes to generating virtuous economic, social and environmental dynamics for micro-collectivities.
The banking of the unbanked will give increased visibility and legibility of artisanal gold mining communities in their territories.
Agricultural projects (economic alternatives for women), education, health, access to water and sanitation, energy solutions …
Soil and surface water decontamination, remediation of arable land, reforestation, phytomining (the use of plants to extract gold from soil)
Providing access to an essential electronic health record with a tracking component allowing for explicit notification of any updates and changes made.