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


Peru has a long mining tradition, with mineral revenues having been a major contributor to the country’s development. However, while the country’s vast mineral wealth is contributing to economic growth, the benefits are not evenly distributed and regional inequality is increasing. This has contributed to the growth of a large ASM sector mostly for gold. There are also small numbers of people extracting copper depending on international prices, and some artisanal coal mining.

Read more in the State of the Sector 2019 Country Profile: Peru

On the Inca Trail” by K Tao is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Key Minerals Mined by ASM



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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 under a Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-NonCommercial license.

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