per
UN data live from

Mercury Released from ASGM (tonnes/a)
  no estimate made
  0 to 0.3
  1 to 5
  5 to 10
  10 to 25
  25 to 50
  50 to 500

MercuryWatch publically serves information about mercury use from artisanal and small scale gold mining (asgm). It can be queried live to provide basic information by country.  

As shown by the database, artisanal and small scale gold mining has become the world’s largest "direct use" emitter of mercury to the environment.
Founded and maintained by the
Artisanal Gold Council

www.artisanalgold.org

CITATION: Artisanal Gold Council (2013) Global Database on Mercury Emissions from Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASGM); www.mercurywatch.org 


RECENT UPDATES for some African Countries

Society and Artisanal Mining


The breadth of society that interacts with artisanal and small scale gold mining is broader than is generally recognized. This requires that governements and civil society work harder towards making the sector safer, socio-economically sustainable, and less detrimental to the environment.

MercuryWatch and the Artisanal Gold Council, are committed to these goals.