Gold mining camp, South America

Gold mining camp, South America

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Credit: PATRICK LANDMANN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gold mining camp. Aerial photograph of houses inhabited by gold washers, on the shores of a dammed water reservoir. The mine where they work uses mercury to amalgamate the gold. The mercury is polluting the surrounding areas, including this reservoir and nearby rivers. Photographed in Petit-Saut, French Guiana, in April 2005.

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