Small changes in technology can produce big results. Green Leaf Gold is applying locally available equipment, like the amalgamator pictured here, to reduce pollution and increase gold recovery. Small-scale, affordable technologies are more accessible to the millions of artisanal miners around the world. Application at one mine can influence miners for miles around. In addition to running our own operations, we plan to offer cleaner gold recovery services and training to miners in nearby communities. Our vision is to establish […]
When our team visited Bolivia, one of the most gratifying experiences was introducing artisanal miners to a mercury recovery system – something they had heard about but never seen before. The one pictured here looks like a crab pot and is called a retort. It reduces mercury release to the air by about 90%. The miners liked it and plan to keep using it! In case you are new to the topic, miners use mercury to bind gold particles and […]
Green Leaf Gold sponsored a series of green mining workshops in the Bolivian cities of La Paz, Cochabamba and Oruro. In an interview in Los Tiempos, company founder Larry Bohlen talks about ways miners can significantly reduce or eliminate mercury pollution. At the same time, cleaner methods can increase the amount of money miners receive through more efficient recovery of gold.