The author has dedicated many years of his life to the reconstruction of this work as manager of a gold mine with a view that this book would serve as a practical guide for young practitioners as well as for those who manage gold mining operations in Ethiopia and elsewhere. As it is written in clear and lucid language, it is helpful and convenient for practitioners and professionals to make utmost use of it as a quick referencing guide in their efforts to maximize the quantity and quality of gold mining production. The sharing of experiences of leaders and managers in such a manner will have a profound contribution to the sustainable growth of professions as well as institutions. This act is worth emulating. Based on the author’s engineering, science, aviation, and aerospace background, the author has provided in great detail how gold is processed from ore/rock to marketable bullion bars for the benefit of all those engaged in gold mine operations.
The practical examples and the detailed description of gold processing with proper mitigation to potential impacts on the community and environment make the book an excellent management/leadership tool for practitioners in the gold mine industry.