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Definition(s)

Artisanal and Small-scale mining (ASM) refers to informal mining activities carried out using low technology or with minimal machinery. It is estimated that more than 100 million people rely on this sector for income, mainly in developing nations.(Source: miningfacts)

In other languages

French
extraction minière artisanale
Russian
кустарная добыча
Spanish
minería artesanal
Chinese, Simplified
手工采矿
Arabic
التعدين الحرفي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with artisanal mining

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Basel Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury