Fact finding mission in Mauritania

 

Early September 2019 a factfinding mission in Mauritania will be carried out. It is financed by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 

Background

Recently gold deposits have been discovered in Mauritania. This has raised interest among prospective small-scale gold miners many of them having  migrated from Sudan.  The Sudanese miners brought some expertise in mining, but unfortunately also the bad habit of using mercury to extract gold.

A ten day fact finding study will be carried out by Appelglobal early September.