Total: The only original data source is UBC-14: 7,000
Min/max: High uncertainty of data, as no field-based assessment is documented and the effects of armed conflicts are unknown. → 1,000 - 10,000
Female participation: Being an islamic country affected by armed conflict, female participation is highly unlikely. → 0
Gold: UBC-14 data are for gold. → 7,000

2014: 7,000

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

Expected ASM population: 7,000 
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,…
IGF-182018IGF (2018): Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A review of key numbers and issues. IIED/IISD, London,…
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.…



ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeLBY
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2014
Publ. year2018
ASM Miners7,000
- gold7 ,000
Inc. DevMinno
- min.1,000
- max.10,000
- female0
ASM Commoditiesgold
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