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Mining Review: New ASM Guidelines aim to raise global standards

RCS Global and the IGF have launched the first universal framework designed to improve how governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining.

The guidance comes at a crucial time for the mining sector as demand for materials such as cobalt, gold and precious stones fuel continued growth in artisanal and small-scale mining; especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, said the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

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