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Tangled up in Blue: Tanzanite Mining and Conflict in ...

Tanzanite is a rare gemstone that is only found from a single deposit site in northern Tanzania. It was discovered in the 1960s and has since become a popular gemstone used in high-value jewellery. In this article, I explore how the governance of tanzanite extraction has become a field of conflict in the mining town of Mererani, Tanzania. In

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argument is that conflict in Mererani has evolved as a direct result of the Tanzanian government’s lack of governance of the mining sector in general, and the relations Critical African Studies ...

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Tangled up in Blue: Tanzanite Mining and Conflict in ...

The ownership of Tanzania's mineral wealth and the governance of its extraction have been intensely contested and debated issues in Tanzania in recent years. This article explores the conflictual relations between the small-scale/artisanal and large-scale industrial mining sectors in Tanzania through the case of the tanzanite industry in Mererani.

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Tangled up in Blue: Tanzanite Mining and Conflict in ...

Abstract The ownership of Tanzania's mineral wealth and the governance of its extraction have been intensely contested and debated issues in Tanzania in recent years. This article explores the conflictual relations between the small-scale/artisanal and large-scale industrial mining sectors in Tanzania through the case of the tanzanite industry in Mererani.

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Tanzanite Mining and Conflict in Mererani, Ta by Ateeq Khan

Break down of case study Introduction Examines the governance of Tanzania’s mining sector from the ujamaa polices of Nyerere to the Mining Acts of 1998 and 2010. Details accounts Nationalist policies of the post-independence period and noting their falure. Understanding the

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Tanzanite Mining – Large Scale or Small Scale and the ...

In 1990, following the demise of socialism in Tanzania, the Tanzanian Government demarcated the mining area; a narrow strip along the Merelani hills, approximately 5 km north of Mererani township, into four Blocks denoted A, B, C and D as shown below. Block A was awarded to Kilimanjaro Mines Ltd, Blocks B and D to small-scale miners through the ...

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Tanzanite Mines of Merelani • Working the Blueseam •

The tanzanite mines of Merelani are located just south of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Click on the map for a larger version. Map: R.W. Hughes. Originally tanzanite could easily be collected on the surface, but this scavenger mining quickly gave way to pits and now tunnels, some of which extend hundreds of meters beneath the surface.

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First hand Tanzanite mining experience at Mererani mines ...

Are you so occupied or you just don’t have enough time to go on 3 days or 7 days safari? We have got you covered! Go on a beautiful day trip to explore the legendary Tanzanite mining scene at Mererani with complimentary access to enter the mines and explore first hand, the life, the work and ingenuity of local miners, as they chisel in the deep underground to get this expensive and precious ...

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Tanzanite as conflict gem: Certifying a secure commodity ...

01-01-2010  Tanzanite as conflict gemTanzanite is only found in one location, a small 12 km 2 enclave just south of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. First discovered in 1967, this tiny deposit was initially exploited by artisanal and small scale miners and the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO).

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What is Tanzanite? It just made this man a millionaire ...

26-06-2020  A man discovered the largest-ever examples of the rarer-than-diamond blue gemstone. His good fortune was also a success for Tanzania's mining reforms.

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The New Humanitarian Gem Slaves: Tanzanite's child

Just 50 kilometers away from the filth of Mererani, Arusha town demonstrates the global hunger for tanzanite. Far removed from the wretched world of Wilson Peter and his fellow miners, tourists here can spend between 5,000 and 20,000 dollars a day on the precious stone.

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Tanzanite Mines of Merelani • Working the Blueseam •

This is Tanzania's most important gem mining area, with as many as 70,000 people supported by those mining, cutting and trading tanzanite in Merelani, Arusha and beyond. 5000 to 6000 miners are said to work at Block D alone, which is the area where the deepest tunnels are found, as the deposit trends down from Blocks A through D.

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Tanzanite: how Tanzania can profit from mining its rare

The mines in the Mererani Hills cover around five square miles, and it’s the only place in the world that produces Tanzania’s native stone. Gemmologists estimate that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than diamond, and due to the small scale of the area in which it is found, they warn that supply will probably only last another 30 years.

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The Where of Mineral Names: Merelaniite, Merelani ...

This article explores the conflictual relations between the small-scale/artisanal and large-scale industrial mining sectors in Tanzania through the case of the tanzanite industry in Mererani.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Tanzanian

Tanzanite One Community Conflict and Waste Material, Mererani Tanzanite One has had ongoing conflicts with artesian miners and local communities in Mererani. The village government of Mererani requested the company to contribute to social development in the

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Tanzania: Mererani Residents Occupied by Tanzanite

Residents of Mererani mining township have been challenged to venture into other economic investments rather than pipe dream on becoming rich through tanzanite mining and trading.

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Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies

Both mining communities have faced conflicts between small scale miners and foreign investors, but the conflicts have reached far higher levels in Mererani compared to Geita. The case studies show that at the local level, poor local governance has opened up for corruption in benefit streams management.

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Tanzanite as conflict gem: Certifying a secure

01-01-2010  Tanzanite as conflict gemTanzanite is only found in one location, a small 12 km 2 enclave just south of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. First discovered in 1967, this tiny deposit was initially exploited by artisanal and small scale miners and the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO).

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First hand Tanzanite mining experience at Mererani

Are you so occupied or you just don’t have enough time to go on 3 days or 7 days safari? We have got you covered! Go on a beautiful day trip to explore the legendary Tanzanite mining scene at Mererani with complimentary access to enter the mines and explore first hand, the life, the work and ingenuity of local miners, as they chisel in the deep underground to get this expensive and precious ...

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Tanzanite mining experience at Mererani mines Day Tour ...

Tanzania is rich in precious gems, not least of which is the exquisite blue Tanzanite that is found nowhere else in the world. Another treasure is the Tanzanian Ruby – a glowing red stone of rare appeal. Mererani Tanzanite Mines Located in the Merelani Hills in the Manyara Region of northern Tanzania, 70 km (43 mi) south of Arusha, the Mererani Tanzanite Mines are where the blue Tanzanite ...

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Bought, Sold by Militants Near Mine, Tanzanite Ends

MERERANI, Tanzania -- In the ... But in the bars and cafes that dot the streets of Tanzania's mining ... Al Qaeda's dealings in tanzanite in the 1990s were detailed at length during the recent ...

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Tanzanite Mines of Merelani • Working the Blueseam •

This is Tanzania's most important gem mining area, with as many as 70,000 people supported by those mining, cutting and trading tanzanite in Merelani, Arusha and beyond. 5000 to 6000 miners are said to work at Block D alone, which is the area where the deepest tunnels are found, as the deposit trends down from Blocks A through D.

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Tanzanite: how Tanzania can profit from mining its rare

The mines in the Mererani Hills cover around five square miles, and it’s the only place in the world that produces Tanzania’s native stone. Gemmologists estimate that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than diamond, and due to the small scale of the area in which it is found, they warn that supply will probably only last another 30 years.

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Tanzania: Mererani Residents Occupied by Tanzanite

Residents of Mererani mining township have been challenged to venture into other economic investments rather than pipe dream on becoming rich through tanzanite mining and trading.

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First hand Tanzanite mining experience at Mererani

Are you so occupied or you just don’t have enough time to go on 3 days or 7 days safari? We have got you covered! Go on a beautiful day trip to explore the legendary Tanzanite mining scene at Mererani with complimentary access to enter the mines and explore first hand, the life, the work and ingenuity of local miners, as they chisel in the deep underground to get this expensive and precious ...

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Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies

Title: Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies from Geita and Mererani, Author: CMI Chr. Michelsen Institute, Name: Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies from Geita ...

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Benefit Streams from Mining in Tanzania: Case Studies

A critical issue in artisanal mining in Mererani is safety. After the 1988 flooding disaster, where at least 200 miners died, a number of new regulations were imposed on mine owners.

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Occupational injuries and fatalities in a tanzanite mine ...

27-11-2013  Tanzania is among the countries with high rates of mining injuries, nevertheless pre-hospital care is almost non existant and health care service deliveries are poor. This study sought to identify factors associated with injuries and fatalities among miners in Mererani, Tanzania.

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Tanzanite mining experience at Mererani mines Day Tour ...

Tanzania is rich in precious gems, not least of which is the exquisite blue Tanzanite that is found nowhere else in the world. Another treasure is the Tanzanian Ruby – a glowing red stone of rare appeal. Mererani Tanzanite Mines Located in the Merelani Hills in the Manyara Region of northern Tanzania, 70 km (43 mi) south of Arusha, the Mererani Tanzanite Mines are where the blue Tanzanite ...

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Color and local heritage in gemstone branding: A ...

01-11-2019  The South African corporation, African Gemstone Mining Ltd., or Afgem, also began mining tanzanite in 1996 in the largest concession at Mererani, or what is known as Block C (Schroeder, 2010). In 2003, Afgem was restructured and renamed TanzaniteOne and transferred its stock listing from South Africa to London’s Alternate Investment Market ( Schroeder, 2010 ).

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