sharing in governance of extractive industries
In June 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) tested a small unmanned aerial system (UAS) or "drone" in an artisanal diamond mining region in Guinea. The work follows many years of USGS/USAID/US State Department efforts focused on supporting implementation of the Kimberely Process in Central and Western Africa.
We recently had an article published in Photogrammetric Engineering &Remote Sensing (PE&RS) which…Continue
The USGS is supporting the Kimberley Process in monitoring the rebel controlled areas and diamond deposits in the Central African Republic. USGS has developed a map depicting the evolving situation and shows the recent Seleka rebel alliance activities overlaid upon a terrain map and data of alluvial diamond deposits. The USGS will continue to…Continue
Several new reports are available from the US Geological Survey (USGS) which address methods and techniques for conducting assessments of alluvial diamond deposits with particular attention to those mined through artisanal methods.
A methodology for conducting national-scale alluvial diamond resource potential and production capacity assessments, with a focus on artisanal mining by Chirico, P.G., and Malpeli, K.C., 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3128,…Continue