A preface to a series of papers which examine the effect of volatility in mineral commodity prices, cost of capital and exchange rates on the ASM sector and the relationships between this sector, the largescale mining sector and national governments. The project was designed to develop a better understanding of the way these economic and financial fluctuations affect ASM and associated communities, and reviews the successes and failures of interventions to provide a fair and stable market for metals and mineral prices in the context of ASM.
Bannock Consulting Ltd. Vulnerability of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining to Commodity Price Fluctuation. Preface. (2005) 2 pp.