COVID-19 Impact on ASM News about how COVID-19 is affecting artisanal and small scale mining in the world

Niger

While the mining industry in Niger is famous for being the world’s fourth biggest producer of uranium, very few studies have focused on the ASM sector in the country. This is remarkable, since an estimated 450,000 people1; are expected to work in the sector, primarily producing gold, salt, gypsum, and cassiterite. More than 20% of the population depends on the ASM sector as a single or complementary source of their livelihoods.2,3

Komabangou, artisanal mining site in Tillaberi, Niger
Photograph by Kirsten Lori Hund

Key Minerals Mined by ASM

Gold

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The data presented in this Version 1 of the Delve platform are from secondary sources and reflect data availability on the ASM sector. All data, countries and minerals are not yet represented. Data will be added on an ongoing basis as the global data gap on ASM continues to be filled. Visualizations created with Highcharts.com under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial license.

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