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ARTISANAL AND
SMALL-SCALE MINERS [ASMs]

About 400 ore producers are supported by FIDAMAR through the PX Impact Program. These legally registered miners supply the Veta Dorada processing plant of our partner Dynacor in Chala, Arequipa, Peru.
Here, the gold is extracted from the ore through a zero-mercury extraction process.
Thanks to partnership and trust that exsist between miners and Dynacor, along with the excellent gold rate of the processing plant miners, who are part of the PX Impact Program have strong incentives to not use mercury, a toxic substance for peaple and the environment, to extract gold in unsafe settings.


 

KEY FACTS ABOUT ASMs IN THE WORLD

650 tons/year

ASM-Gold integrate the "system"

1735 tons/year

Mercury is used by ASMs

100 Millions

People dependent on ASMs

15 Millions

Artisanal miners

4,5 Millions

Active women in ASMs

1 Million

Active children in ASMs