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Employment of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Miners by Country

Data presented is based on employment estimates for gold miners in the ASM sector per the relative geography.

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Gold Production Weight (KG) by Country

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Gold Production Value (USD) by Country

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ASGM Au Production Over Time

Data Source: Carman 1985 WB, ILO 1999, Hilson 2002, Hinton CASM 2005, GEF 2002, Hentschel et al MMSD 2003, citing ILO (1999), Veiga + Baker UNIDO 2004 pg. 1, citing UNEP (2002); MMSD (2002), Swain et. al. 2007 citing incorrectly UNEP 2002 & MMSD 2002, Telmer 2011, citing Telmer + Veiga (2009), Dorner et al POLINARES 2012, Fritz et al IIED 2018


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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