Mine shaft, Kenya

Mine shaft, Kenya

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Caption: Mine shaft. This shaft leads to a mine that was shut in the 1960s. It is now used by artisan miners who extract the small deposits of gold that were left. The green deposits are malachite, a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. Photographed in Macalder, Kenya.

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Keywords: africa, african, artisan, artisanal mining, copper carbonate hydroxide, developing world, environment, geological, geology, gold, industrial, industry, kenya, kenyan, macalder, malachite, migori greenstone belt, mine, mineral, natural resource, nature, nyanza, shaft, small scale, small-sale, subsistence, tailings, third world

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