Except of ILO-99, no more recent data available. → 1,500
Min/max: no data. Uncertainty high. → +/-1,000?
Female participation: no data. assuming ~10% as best guess. → 200?
Gold: gold exists in Jamaica. Unknown if mined by ASM but likely. Perhaps also other minerals for domestic use?. Guess: 500?

1999: 1,200

(ILO-99): Employment: 1,200
Number of mines: 140
Illegal mines: +/- 5%

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/…
ILO-991999Jennings, N. (1999): Social and labour issues in small-scale mines. Report for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Social and Labour Issues in Small-scale Mines. ILO, Geneva.ilo-99.pdfilo.org/…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeJAM
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year1999
Publ. year1999
ASM Miners1,500
- gold500
Inc. DevMinno
- min.500
- max.2,500
- female200
ASM Commoditiesgold?, unknown
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