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Fairmined gold is gold extracted by small scale miners under strict requirements that take into account environmental issues, labour conditions and economic development of the mining communities. Fairmined provides third-party certification and an audit system which ensures participating miners meet its labelling standards. 

Fairmined is a labelling system developed by the Alliance for Responsible Mining which was established in 2004.

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