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  • Making a world of difference
    in small-scale gold mining
  • Making a world of difference
    in small-scale gold mining
  • Making a world of difference
    in small-scale gold mining
  • Making a world of difference
    in small-scale gold mining

What is Gold-ISMIA

GOLD-ISMIA is Global Environment Facilities - Global Opportunities For Long-Term Development (GEF-GOLD) Integrated Sound Management of Mercury in Indonesia’s Artisanal and  Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) – part of the global planetGOLD programme. The objective of the project is to reduce/eliminate mercury releases from the Indonesian Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector by (i) Strengthening institutions and the policy/regulatory framework for mercury-free ASGM; (ii) Increasing the access of mining communities to finance to enable the procurement of mercury-free processing technologies; (iii) Increasing the capacity of mining communities for mercury-free ASGM through the provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and support for formalization; and, (iv) raising awareness and disseminating best practices and lessons-learned on mercury phase-out in the ASGM sector.

The project will support 6 ASGM communities (Yogyakarta, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Gorontalo, Sulawesi Utara, Maluku Utara and Riau) in Indonesia to reduce mercury use by at least 5 metric tonnes/year starting in year three (3) of the project, which over the life-span of the project will result in a mercury release reduction of at least 15 tonnes.

Project Target

60
ASGM Group

Supported in their formalization processes leading to more sustainable income opportunities and safer working conditions

10
ASGM Group

are capacitated to apply for loans for mercury-free processing equipment/ investments.

     

20000
People

of whom awareness has been raised on the dangers of mercury and ways to reduce its use in ASGM.

 

15
Tonnes Mercury

avoided through the introduction of BEP, BAT and socially and environmentally sound ASGM practices.   

Our Project Sites

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Gorontalo

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Hulawa Sumalata Timur Gorontalo Utara Gorontalo 602 people farming 0.9769⁰ NL; 122.504⁰ EL 10.12,km2 primary amalgamation -

Yogyakarta

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Kalirejo Kokap Kulonprogo Yogyakarta 4.922 people farming 07⁰ 49’ 44” SL; 110⁰ 03’ 53” EL 12,96 km2 primary Cyanidation WPR
Hargorejo Kokap Kulonprogo Yogyakarta 9.663 people farming 07⁰ 52’ 16” SL; 110⁰ 06’ 38” EL 15,43 km2 primary Cyanidation WPR

Maluku Utara

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Anggai Obi Halmahera Selatan Maluku Utara 2.502 people farming 1°22'43.6"S 127°43'36.5"E 123.70 km2 primary amalgamation dan Cyanidation WPR

Minahasa Utara

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Tatelu Dimembe Minahasa Utara Sulawesi Utara 3.642 people farming 1.52725⁰ NL; 124.99215⁰ EL 9.5 km2 primary Cyanidation WPR

Nusa Tenggara Barat

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Buwun Mas Sekotong Lombok Barat Nusa Tenggara Barat 12.935 people farming 8°50'54.4"S 116°04'14.1"E 51.93 km2 primary amalgamation WPR

Riau

Village Sub-District District Province Demography of Village Geographic of Village Ore type Mining method Legal permit
Population Livelihood Coordinate Area
Logas Singingi Kuantansingingi Riau 2.358 people farming 0 28' 13.4 S 101 24' 28.8 385,79 km2 secondary amalgamation -

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