Posted on :
23 Jun, 2016
23 Jun, 2016
Alluvial mining is an old technology, but it’s still fairly common today. Some mining companies use the technique, though it’s more often a source of income for individual laborers in areas like Africa and South America.
But what exactly is alluvial mining? Put simply, it’s the mining of stream bed deposits (also known as alluvial deposits) for minerals. These alluvial deposits are formed when minerals are eroded from their source, and then transported by water to a new locale. When the sediments are deposited, they settle according to their weight, with heavier, more valuable minerals like gold, diamonds and platinum often being deposited at the same time.
Alluvial mining can be a very simple process. For instance, the US Geological Survey explains that the small-scale alluvial mining that’s undertaken by individual laborers “involves digging and sifting through mud, sand and gravel using shovels sieves, or even bare hands.” However, with simplicity comes disadvantages — these operations are not very productive, lack safety and tend to have a high environmental impact. They are also often “outside the legal and regulatory framework.”
A reputable Ghanaian Alluvial Mining company is seeking qualified persons for the following position:
Job Title: Mine Manager
Qualification Required & Experience
• Holder of Mine Captain Certificate or its equivalence
Location: Eastern Region
How To Apply For The Job
Interested applicants should send application letters, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates to:
The Managing Director
P.O.Box OS 45
Closing Date: 30 June, 2016