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

  • Camarines Norte typhoon damage - Arlene Galvez

    3 typhoons. Flooding. Landslides: The Resiliency of the Philippine Small-Scale Mining Communities

  • 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

Bolivia Burkina Faso Colombia Ecuador Ghana Guyana Honduras Indonesia Kenya Madagascar Mongolia Nigeria Peru Philippines Republic of the Congo Suriname Uganda 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.

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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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    Formalization

    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