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|How To Start Gemstone Mining In Nigeria (free Training: Day- 4) by kudosamass(m): 8:06am On Jul 26|
SEVEN DAYS FREE TRAINING ON HOW TO START GEMSTONE MINING IN NIGERIA
HOW TO HIRE MINERS
Today's lesson is centered on hiring miners. For those who missed the previous lessons, I will post the links below today's lesson. Small and medium scale Gemstone Mining involves the use of manual labor to extract the gems. Sometimes, semi-mechanized methods are used. Water pumping machines, for instance, are used to pump out water when you meet water or during the rainy season. A generator set is needed to power the pump and other tools. However, most of the works is done by the miners using manual labor. That is, following the gem vein through digging the ground and removing the soil until the gems are found. A rock drilling machine is also used to drill and blast rocks.
In every productive process, labor power is an important factor. To be able to achieve your mining objectives, you must be able to hire good and experienced miners. Some of these gemstones look like every other stone. For instance, white topaz is just like every other ordinary white stone. It takes a knowledgeable miner to determine the difference. Most importantly, the Gemstone mining process involves the location of the gem vein and continues to follow the veins until the gems are located. It is not just digging the ground; the digging must follow the 'road', which is the vein. If you miss the vein, then your work is likely to end in futility. So hiring of good and knowledgeable miners is the chief determinant of success in Gemstone Mining.
As a newcomer, you may not be able to know how to go about hiring miners because there is no labor market where miners stay waiting to be hired. But there are agents in the gemstone sector who help to hire seasoned miners at little cost.
These miners or laborers who do the work are actually not paid salaries. They are partners in the business. Their own contribution is their manual labor. They continue to do the work until products are obtained. When gems are obtained, they are shared based on pre-agreed percentages. The general practice as I stated in the previous lesson is that miners must sell their own share to the financier based on 'bush price' to be mutually agreed upon.
Miners are to be motivated and taken good care of. Foods must always be provided as the work demands a lot of energy. Some of them smoke and drink. These are part of the work. Once in a while, you, the financier must indulge them in all these. Keep your personal moral values or health opinion to yourself because it is not going to be of any help to you here.
In conclusion, therefore, the hiring of miners is more practical than theoretical. You will get to understand the mechanics of it when you got to the field.
END OF LESSON FOUR.
In tomorrow's lesson, we shall be looking at how to set up the Mining Operation and locations where gemstones are found in Nigeria.
For your questions & inquiries, see my signature below to contact me.
Link to Lesson One:https://www.nairaland.com/6664503/how-start-gemstone-mining-nigeria
Link to Lesson Two: https://www.nairaland.com/6666307/how-start-gemstone-mining-nigeria
Link to Lesson Three: https://www.nairaland.com/6667994/how-start-gemstone-mining-nigeria
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