Gold mining technology as seen on Youtube videos is typical for the small-scale segment of ASM. The Gold Prospectors Association reports 3,100 members.
Min/max: As not all association members might be active, min might be 2,000?. As association members most likely do not include workers, max might be 5,000?.
Female participation: typically high in Scandinavian countries. ~30%? → 1,000?
All data is for gold.

2020: 3,100

Gold Prospectors Association of Finnish Lapland (Lapin Kullankaivajain Liitto)
Nowadays the association has over 3100 members prospecting gold at 300 claims and 30 open pit mines in Finnish Lapland. The mission of the association is to secure and enhance the rights for prospecting gold. ” (Website retrieved Feb. 2020)

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ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeFIN
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2020
Publ. year2020
ASM Miners3,100
- gold3 ,100
Data curation as reported
Inc. DevMinno
- min.2,000
- max.5,000
- female1 ,000
ASM Commoditiesgold
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  • Last modified: 2023/02/17
  • by Felix Hruschka