tirsdag 18. oktober 2016

Gold, Guns, Greed and Rat Poison

“ ... The two hired men dug for four months without success: with high pressure hoses they scoured great pits into which the trees collapsed; they turned the clear waters of the forest stream they excavated red with clay and tailings; they winnowed the gravel through meshed boxes; they dissolved the residues in mercury and burned it off; but they produced almost nothing. Then they hit one of the richest deposits ever discovered in Roraima: in one day they extracted 4kg . .” Read this fascinating article about goldmining in Brazil by George Monbiot in The Guardian

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