Big Solutions at the Small-scale: The Artisanal Gold Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector.

Latest Developments
The Artisanal Gold Council delivers a Master Class at the Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2014 held in Dubai on April 6-7. Our Executive Director, Dr. Kevin Telmer, gave a presentation on "Doing Business with the Small and Artisanal Gold Mining Sector Responsibly", focusing on buying ASM gold while reducing mercury use, improving environmental performance, reducing poverty, creating jobs and economic diversity. You can see the presentation here.

The Artisanal Gold Council has taken a major step forward in its efforts to improve the environmental and health conditions of artisanal and small-scale gold miners in Burkina Faso with the establishment of a pilot mercury-free gold processing system and training centre. 

 Here is a small video on the steps to develop the plant YouTube Video

 Vous pouvez aussi trouver la version française ici

 Puede encontrar la versión español aquí

The Artisanal Gold Council, in collaboration with the University of Victoria, Partnership Africa Canada and PAMP, presents to the OECD a webinar to discuss the development of an ASM sourcing tool that aims to maximize the visibility of the ASM supply chain while complying with OECD Due Diligence requirements.

The Artisanal Gold Council delivers a new Socially Responsible Investment concept at the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2013 held in Rome 29 September - 1 October. In the Responsible Gold Forum hosted by RJC and LBMA, executive director, Dr. Kevin Telmer, presented "the Artisanal Gold ETF", a socially responsible investment vehicle to support sustainable development in artisanal gold mining communities. See more on our Artisanal Gold Fund page.

AGC, UNIDO, and UNEP launch the Spanish version of technical guidance document on mercury in the ASGM entitled: 
Guía Práctica: Reducción del uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala

The AGC will be participating and leading two of the sessions at the Second Global Forum on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining to be held from 3-5 September 2013 in Lima, Peru. Myrianne Richard will be moderating and presenting at the session "Health Issues Related to ASGM" Anthony Persaud will be leading as well as presenting at the session "Importance of Inventory Development". For more information please visit the UNEP website.

A new on-line tool is available! The AGC launches a new health website - Artisanal Mining Health - where people can access information on health related projects in ASM across the globe, network, and share resources. The "map my project" feature allows you to add a past or present project to our database and see it on our interactive map.   

Past AGC news items are available here.

The Artisanal Gold™ Coin Launches the AGC Improvement Fund.

A limited mintage of 104 coins were struck at Canada's Lasqueti Mint.
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