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Felix Hruschka is a mining engineer with a PhD in mineral economics. He is based in Austria and provides consulting services through his company Technisches Büro für Bergwesen Hruschka (Technical Bureau for Mining Hruschka) since 1992. Long-term assignments in Ecuador and Peru, as resident project manager of Swiss-funded development projects in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector from 1993 to 2006, provided a sound basis of expertise on a wide range of development issues of the minerals sector. Since 2004 these long-term projects became increasingly accompanied and enriched by short-term consultancies in Asia, Latin America and Africa on behalf of bi- and multilateral development agencies, civil society organizations, and the private sector. In 2005, the Alliance for Responsible Mining invited Felix to join its Technical Committee for the development of “Standard ZERO”, the first prototype standard for responsible artisanal gold mining. In 2007 he was appointed advisor to the board and for many years he acted as ARM’s Standards Director, leading the development of the FAIRMINED Standard and the CRAFT Code. In 2015 Felix was elected member of the Board of Directors, and since September 2018 he serves as Chair of the Board.

Resource Library Contributions

Review of Ongoing Artisanal Small-scale Mining Related Activities within the Latin American Region

Author: Dr. Felix Hruschka
Publisher: CASM (Communities and Small-scale Mining)
Publication Year: 1969

The present report compiles and reviews ongoing project activities related to Artisanal Small-scale Mining (ASM) in the Latin American region. The inventory of projects, intended as an input to the development of CASM funded activities in Latin America, is structured in a way to (a) provide information on what is being done...

Economic Contributions of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Kenya: Gold and Gemstones

Author: Dr. Jennifer Hinton, Dr. Felix Hruschka
Publisher: DFID (Department for International Development)
Publication Year: 1969

The economic role of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Kenya is still under-researched and poorly understood by many national and international decision makers. Robust evidence is lacking to comprehend the current economic contribution of ASM in Kenya; how the sector is formally or informally coordinated, as well as...

Comparative Analysis Of ASM Strategies In Four Countries Of Africa, Asia And Latin America

Author: Dr. Felix Hruschka
Publisher: ELL (Estelle Levin Ltd)
Publication Year: 1969

The objective of the comparative analysis of four countries is to find models and best practices that could inspire the formulation of the DRC’s national policy and strategy towards an ASM sector that contributes to poverty reduction through the creation of stable and dignified employment opportunities, as well as to GDP gr...

World Map of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: ASM Population

Author: Dr. Felix Hruschka
Publisher: ASM Inventory
Publication Year: 1969

Online heatmap of the ASM population across the world....