Gold’s Hidden Glitter: Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

When James W. Marshall first struck gold in California’s Sacramento Valley, it became a universal symbol of opportunity, wealth, and new beginnings. More than 170 years later, this sentiment still exists around the globe. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), artisanal and small scale gold mining (ASGM) produces up to 20% of the […]