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Overshadowed by the country's oil sector, Chad's artisanal mining sector remains relatively underdeveloped. Regional gold booms in 2012 & 2016 have set off rushes in multiple areas across the country resulting in clashes between miners, armies and non-state actors.1 The artisanal mining population is estimated at 313,1002 mostly focused on gold and natron with additional operations associated with tungsten.3


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Artisanal gold miners panning in Chad
Photo by Dr. Moussa Isseini

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The data presented in this Version 1 of the Delve platform are from secondary sources and reflect data availability on the ASM sector. All data, countries and minerals are not yet represented. Data will be added on an ongoing basis as the global data gap on ASM continues to be filled. Visualizations created with under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial license.

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