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Mercury Free Mining (MFM), is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to eradicate mercury from gold mining for the health of our world. Founded in 2019, MFM has been rallying widespread support within the jewelry industry. These members are helping provide nearly 20 million artisanal and small-scale gold miners (ASGM) with efficient and non-toxic mercury-alternative processing, and launching a first-of-its-kind sustainability-rated, mercury-free gold supply chain.



MFM Pillars


Mercury-Free Gold Supply

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MFM is honored to join with SCS Global Services (SCS) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), two highly respected organizations. We are developing the first-ever Certified, Sustainability-Rated Gold Supply Chain. MFM is focused on the development and expansion of ASGM-sourced mercury-free gold.


MFM in the Field

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MFM is dedicated to action and robust transparency. MFM provides novel insight into the sociotechnical solutions that can optimize the production, safety, and well-being of ASGM. We work with multidisciplinary experts to provide miners with highly effective mercury alternatives.

Jewelers’ Mercury-Free Industry Campaign
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MFM is inspiring a movement of jewelers, fighting for the wellbeing of 20 million ASGM around the world who, for lack of safe, efficient alternatives, must continue using the neurotoxin mercury to survive. Join our community of leaders today.




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    Mercury in Mining:


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    Number of Minamata Convention Signatories pledging to eliminate mercury
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    ASGM releases ~40% of all mercury pollution into the environment
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    Our Global Presence:


    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is a vital source of revenue for millions in 70+ nations. Unfortunately, many of these miners lack workable alternatives to using toxic mercury when concentrating their gold. A global organization unrestricted by borders, MFM is committed to playing a significant role in reducing and ultimately eliminating mercury pollution. We are committed to providing every miner access effective mercury-free methods for processing their gold ores.

    The map below highlights our current projects. With increased support we will be able to scale, bring innovative technologies to more miners.

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    Together, we can end the mercury tragedy and create a vibrant, healthy world.
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