Total: no newer or other data than UBC-14 → 15,000
Min/max: 15,000 - 15,000
Female participation: no data → 0
Gold: All data is for ASGM → 15,000

2018: 15,000


2014: 15,000

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

Expected ASM population: 15,000 
Estimated ASM gold production: 0.4 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 CodeSOM
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2014
Publ. year2018
ASM Miners15,000
- gold15 ,000
Data curation as reported
Inc. DevMinno
- min.15,000
- max.15,000
- female0
ASM Commoditiesgold
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