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From “ninjas” to globally responsible artisanal miners - Mongolia exports its first Fairmined certified gold
Published: 2016-03-25 16:00:00

The Fairmined-certified XAMODX artisanal mining NGO, based in Bayan-Ovoo soum in Bayankhongor aimag, exported Mongolia’s first Fairmined Ecological Gold to the world market on March 17.

The NGO represents more than 300 artisanal and small-scale miners (ASMers) who extract gold in the soum. With support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) Project, jointly implemented by Mongolia’s Ministry of Mining, in 2015 the XAMODX NGO became the first ASM organization in Asia and one of only two in the world to receive Fairmined Ecological Gold certification by the Alliance for Responsible Mining - a special Fairmined label for gold produced without the use of mercury or cyanide - having fulfilled more than 200 standards affirming that the organization’s operations were economically, technologically and environmentally responsible.



Vacancy notice /2016-07-01/

Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) Project by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Mongolia is implemented with a development goal of “An economically sustainable, environmentally responsible and human rights-based ASM sector in Mongolia benefiting from, and contributing to, global best practice regarding artisanal and small scale mining”.



Sustainable Artisanal Mining Project,
Sky plaza business center, Olymp street 12,
Khoroo 1, SBD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Phone: +976 11 328848, Fax: +976 11 322415


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