Equatorial Guinea

UBC-14 data is only statistically calculated, but due to lack of other data, the estimation of 15,000 remains the best available guess.
Min/max: large range of + 3,000 /- 5,000 appears reasonable as data has low certainty. Shifted towards the lower side, because of low population of only 1.3 million
Female participation: perhaps in the “African” range of 30%? → 5,000?
Gold: All data are for ASGM.

2018: 15,000

IGF-18 and ARM-18 replicate data from UBC-14

2014: 15,000

(UBC-14): Gold-only data produced by statistic modelling:

Expected ASM population: 15,000 
Estimated ASM gold production: 0.3 t/a
ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
ARM-182018Barreto, M.L.,Schein, P., Hinton, J., Hruschka, F. (2018): The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries. ARM, Envigado, PACT, Westcombe.arm-18.pdfresponsiblemines.org/…
IGF-182018IGF (2018): Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A review of key numbers and issues. IIED/IISD, London, Winnipeg.igf-18.pdfiisd.org/…
GMA-182018UNEP (2018): Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Technical Background Report E-Annex. Chapter 3.2. UNEP, Geneva.gma-18.pdfwedocs.unep.org/…
UBC-142014Seccatore, J., Veiga, M., et al. (Univ. of British Columbia - UBC) (2014): An estimation of the artisanal small-scale production of gold in the world. Scitotenv. 496.ubc-14.pdfdoi.org/…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeGNQ
CountryEquatorial Guinea
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2014
Publ. year2018
ASM Miners15,000
- gold15 ,000
Inc. DevMinno
- min.10,000
- max.18,000
- female5 ,000
ASM Commoditiesgold
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