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

Bolivia Burkina Faso Colombia Côte d'Ivoire Ecuador Ghana Guinea Guyana Honduras Indonesia Kenya Madagascar Mali Mongolia Nicaragua Nigeria Peru Philippines Republic of the Congo Sierra Leone Suriname Uganda Zambia planetGOLD phase 1 planetGOLD phase 2

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.

  • Mercury awareness campaign with miners and villagers in Sekotong Lombok Indonesia
    Awareness Raising

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

  • Women with ledger in Philippines
    Access to Finance

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

  • Panning Sierra Leone cropped

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

  • Inside of a gold kacha concentrator
    Technical Solutions

    Reducing mercury use and improving efficiency with better practices and technologies