Selected Resources & Reports

State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector 2019 (PDF) – DELVE

The inaugural State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report explores the origins and impact of what is identified as the ‘global data gap’ on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).

Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Protected Areas and Critical EcosystemsASM-PACE

ASM-PACE began as a partnership program between Levin Sources (then Estelle Levin Ltd.) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to address the environmental impacts of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in some of the world's most important ecosystems. The ASM-PACE initiative published several investigative studies and a methodological toolkit.

Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Resources – CINCIA

Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica (CINCIA) posts reports and provides other resources related to artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Peru.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining & Sustainable Development

Zvarivadza, T. 2018. Resources Policy. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining as a challenge and possible contributor to Sustainable development. 56: 49-58.


Search for a number of reports and information on artisanal and small-scale mining via DELVE, the open-source collaborative platform for ASM data collection.

Forest-Smart Mining: Identifying Good and Bad Practices of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Forest LandscapesPROFOR/The World Bank Group

Levin Sources, Fauna & Flora International, and Swedish Geological AB produced case studies on the impacts of extractive industries. The studies consist of a global examination of current mining practices taking place in forested areas, using spatial analysis, followed by an assessment of what constitutes international best and worst practices.

Publications – Levin Sources

Levin Sources has published a number of reports on mining at all scales, in multiple geographic regions, and for a number of commodities.

Extractive Industries Transparency InitiativeEITI

While EITI traditionally focuses on large-scale mining, the organization is incorporating ASM into their reporting processes. See the site below for relevant documents, reports, and blog posts.

Header Image: Planet Labs, ASGM in the Amazon