ASM gold mining exists.

Videos as evidence (see below)
The News-video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyaE1FuVkKI reports that “Illegal gold mining is carried out in ten districts of East Kazakhstan region” (В десяти районах ВКО вели нелегальную добычу золота).

ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
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 CodeKAZ
ASM StatusExisting (not quantified)
Country Count1
ASM Miners100
- gold100
Data curation as reported
- min.100
- max.100
ASM Commoditiesgold
  • country/kazakhstan.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/02/02
  • by Felix Hruschka