Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

Special Geologic Studies

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Date published: January 31, 2019
Status: Active

Special Geologic Studies: Artisanal and small-scale mining of conflict minerals

This project focuses on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of minerals and gemstones globally and the illegal mining and transport of these natural resources. Project scientists employ field mapping, geomorphological techniques, and remote sensing to map, monitor, and evaluate mineral deposits and ASM activities in conflict zones and during complex emergencies. The research is directly...