Total: GEF-21 is current and the only available data → ~3,000
Min/max: As value for [gold produced / ASGM miners = 1800/3000=0.6 kg/miner per year ~ >20.000 USD/a] in GEF-21 is very high (approx 10 * GNI), possible maximum is assumed three times the estimated number of miners. → 3,000 - 9,000
Female participation: no data. Assuming default of 1,000?
Gold: All data are for ASGM.

2021: 3,000 ASGM


People employed in ASGM: 3,000
Gold produced (kg/year): 1,800
Mercury released (kg/year): 9,500

2018: 1,000 - 2,000

IGF-18: 1,000
ARM-18: 2,000

2016: 1,000

Personal communication by Steve Metcalf

ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
GEF-212021GEF (2021): Second phase of planetGOLD doubles countries addressing mercury in ASGM. Article on PlanetGOLD website, 29 March 2021gef-21.pdfplanetgold.org/…
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/…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeHND
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2021
Publ. year2021
ASM Miners3,000
- gold3 ,000
Inc. DevMinno
- min.3,000
- max.9,000
- female1 ,000
ASM Commoditiesgold
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