Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Suction dredging for gold from placer deposits on a river bank. Small scale gold mining is causing severe environmental damage in the Amazon., undermining river banks, causing sedimentation and contamination with mercury used to separate the gold. Filmed on the bank of the Rio Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: amazon, bank, boat, boulder, contamination, deposit, destruction, diver, dredge, dust, environment, erosion, exploitation, gold, gravel, illegal, jungle, knocker, mercury, mine, miner, mining, napo, nugget, operator, placer, pollution, pontoon, pork, prospecting, prospector, rainforest, rio, river, rock, sediment, sluicing, stream, suction, tailings, waste, water

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Suction dredging for gold

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Duration: 00:00:09.15

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Frame rate: 25

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