2020 State of the ASM Sector Report Learn about artisanal and small-scale mining's contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 8 in our new report


Dylan McFarlane is a senior program officer of Pact’s Mines to Markets program. Dylan is a mining professional with wide expertise in placer gold mining, mineral exploration, corporate social responsibility, and mining engineering. He holds an MSc in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, UK where he was on an Anglo American scholarship and an MA in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, UK. He was also a Scholar at the United World College of the Mid-West, USA. Prior to Pact, Dylan was the Project Manager for an EU 5 million project on rare earth minerals. He helped create a new, Masters-level, online program in mining engineering for industry professionals as well as lecturing, tutoring, and advising mining geology students on alluvial mining techniques and mining’s social-environmental impacts. Dylan’s work experience spans research and technical expertise at all stages of the mining life cycle. He has delivered alluvial gold exploration and mining projects throughout remote regions of Alaska and internationally including Colombia, Tanzania, and Chile. He loves being in the field and working with, and training, students and miners.

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How (Un)safe Is ASM? Counting and Contextualizing Fatality Frequency Rates

Author: Dr. James McQuilken, Dylan McFarlane
Publisher: Delve
Publication Year: 1969

Excerpt from the 2020 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector Focus Area: Improve Occupational Health and SafetyCase Study: How (Un)safe Is ASM? Counting and Contextualizing Fatality Frequency Rates In February 2020, one of America’s largest newspapers, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), ran the article “Many Mine...