• We are working to transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining, from mine to market

  • Burkina Faso woman miner working sluice

    Challenges & Opportunities for Women at Artisanal Gold Mining Sites in Burkina Faso

  • Women mineral selectors in Cauca Colombia sort through a heap of rocks

    Women's Voices and Empowerment for a Mercury-free Colombia: A Photo Story

  • Tunkhel Villege, Mongolia

    The village of Tunkhel is leading the development of a more responsible artisanal gold mining sector in Mongolia

  • Artisanal and small-scale gold mining: What is it and why does it matter?

Making a world of difference in small-scale gold mining

planetGOLD works to make small-scale gold mining safer, cleaner, and more profitable. Our vision is a clean global supply of gold from small-scale miners.

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Where we are making a difference

Burkina Faso Colombia Ecuador Guyana Indonesia Kenya Mongolia Peru Philippines

Knowledge Areas

The planetGOLD programme is working to eliminate mercury from the supply chain of gold produced by artisanal and small-scale miners by supporting improvements in these four areas.

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    Awareness Raising

    Improving understanding of the challenges and opportunities of artisanal and small-scale gold mining, in local communities and beyond

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    Access to Finance

    Unlocking capital flows to transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining

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    Integrating miners into the formal economy and regulatory system for the benefit of all

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    Technical Solutions

    Reducing mercury use and improving efficiency with better practices and technologies