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Gold washers, South America

Gold washers, South America

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PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Gold washers. These gold washers work at a gold mine, where they use mercury to amalgamate the gold. The mercury is polluting the surrounding areas including the local reservoir and nearby rivers. Photographed in Petit-Saut, French Guiana, in April 2005.

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