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Effect of small scale gold mining on river bodies

Jun 01, 2020

Sep 01, 2014 Effect of recent artisanal small-scale gold mining on the contamination of surface river sediment: Case of Gambia River, Kedougou region, southeastern Senegal Author links open overlay panel Birane Niane a Robert Moritz a St phane Gu dron b Papa Malick Ngom c Hans Rudolf Pfeifer d Ibrahima Mall c John Pot a

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