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Nobel Peace Prize in fairmined gold
The prize, featuring the head of Alfred Nobel, was struck at the Norway Mint in Kongsberg, Norway, ahead of the ceremony on December 10th
By: Diamond World News Service
Dec 7 2015 4:06PM
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In a bid to show that the problems faced by artisanal and small-scale gold miners in the world can be transformed into positive stories, the Norwegian Mint, which produces the medal, has teamed up with the creators of the Fairmined Certification, Alliance for Responsible Mining. This is for the first time in the history of Nobel Peace Prize that winners will be presented with a medal made out of fairmined certified gold. 

It may be recalled that ARM is working to transform artisanal and small-scale mining into a social and environmentally responsible activity by supporting miners in reaching Fairmined Certification. To be Fairmined certified the miners must meet strict requirements for responsible practices to deliver social development and ensure environmental protection. 

As Lina Villa-Córdoba, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Responsible Mining, says, “A Peace Prize in Fairmined gold makes a perfect match. Both are symbols of the fact that social change requires partnerships and commitments. A big thanks to Samlerhuset, the Mint of Norway and to the certified miners for leading the way.”  

 Nobel Peace Prize, is going to have the gold to be used in the medal coming from the Fairmined certified Iquira Cooperative in Colombia and has been supplied to the Mint by Fairmined refiner S&P Trading - Gold by Gold. The Iquira Cooperative obtained Fairmined Certification in 2014 and has since then been exporting their gold to international markets.

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