Gold mining in Congo DRC is mostly done by the artisanal miners which is why Congo doesn’t enjoy the benefits of its precious stones under Neath. When the local miners mine the gold they smuggle and take it to the surrounding countries especially around the boarders of eastern Congo. And we buy from the local miners as well as we also have contracts with rebels or armed forces to allow us mine on their territories because they are controlling most places with gold. When we talk about artisanal miners am not sure whether most people or investors know who these people are but to elaborate these are people who manually dig up and mine the gold with hand and crude tools. They are common in countries like Uganda, south kivu in Congo, and so many other countries. About gold mining in Congo DRC the government has alleged that 20 to 30 tons of gold are extracted by Congolese artisanal miners each year but only about 650 pounds is officially exported meaning most of the gold mined is smuggled to the neighboring countries.