SASMin – University of Copenhagen


Centre for Sustainable Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (SASMin) is an interdisciplinary unit for research and consultancy work pertaining to sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries. Staff members are from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Present activities include projects on agrominerals, gold (value chains and reduction of mercury use), aggregates, and salt.

About Small-Scale Mining

Small-scale mining ranges from poverty-driven, informal and seasonal activities carried out by individuals or groups of people using pickaxes, hammers and chisels to reach a few metres below... Read more

Popular issue

Popular issue of geoviden on small-scale mining. (4MB pdf)