Gold production is highly varied, with an estimated 100 – 150 000 artisinal miners extracting between 3 and 4 t per year. Madagascar is estimated at producing as much as 70 t of gold from ten gold producing regions. Most of Madagascar’s gold deposits are Precambrian in age and are typically mesothermal lode type deposits. Gold smuggling is a major problem. Several Canadian junior companies are actively exploring for gold in Madagascar, mainly in the northern parts, in particular the Betsiaka Goldfield. Although the potential to locate a low grade bulk tonnage gold deposit exists, no major announcement has been made to date.
Ambatovy Mine, Andriamana, Andriamena, Bemanevika, Toalagnaro