A fact finding project was carried out in the autumn of 2015 together with the Munich group and Dennis Shoko (Harare, Zimbabwe). The aim was to pave the ground for applying for GEF (Global Environment Forum) funding to introduce mercury free gold extraction methods in Zimbabwe. Dennis Shoko and Stephan Bose-O’Reilly had in December 2014 successfully introduced the mercury-free gold extraction method by using the educational video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Sawj0HyF0. During the fact finding mission a number of processing stations were visited and the owners were consulted in order to see how positive they were to use the mercury-free method. The most common grinding was carried out with hammer mills, a process which was initiated during British colonial times. The majority were positive. Presentation of the method was made at several ministries and the audience was positive.

A GEF proposal was to be submitted in 2017 by Peter Appel, Stephan Böse-O´Reilly and Nadine Steckling at University for Health Sciences, MedicalInformatics and Technology and Dennis S. M. Shoko Tailjet Consultancy Services (TCS), Zimbabwe, Jochen Kolb, Karlsruhe University

Stamp mill for crushing and milling gold ores for small-scale gold miners

Stamp mill for crushing and milling gold ores for small-scale gold miners