Colombia is one of Latin America’s largest producers of gold, formally extracting 55.9 tons of the precious metal per year.
However, the vast majority of gold mining in Colombia is informal, carried out either by artisan miners or illegal armed groups.
The department of Antioquia is where most gold is mined, followed by the Pacific department of Choco.
Gold production in Colombia
The map was based on 2008 data provided by the Unit of Energetic Mining Planning