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Estimates of the size of the ASM sector in Mozambique range between 100,0001,2 and 300,000.3;The ASM sector produces primarily gold, but also construction materials, gemstones, niobium (columbium), and tantalum2;. Gold production has significantly increased in the country in recent years, coming almost exclusively from the ASM sector, despite the government’s efforts to attract more industrial mining.4


Number of People
Working in ASM

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Artisanal miners hunt for rubies in Montepuez, Mozambique
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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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