Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Portovelo-Zaruma, Ecuador

Mercury/cyanide pollution, earth's subsidence, transboundary water issue. Conflict related to regulation and civic resistance.


The artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) district of Portovelo-Zaruma is the oldest and largest of its kind in Ecuador.


Gold mining has occurred in this region since the Inca conquest in the 15th century, scaled up by the Spanish crown in the 16th century and consolidated by the presence of South American Development Company (SADCO) from the beginning of the 20th century.

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"Profit proudly with sustainably reclaimed tailings gold; a globally wasted commodity"

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