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Gold in the Amazon is a 30 minute movie about Garimpo gold mining in the Amazon.  It describes the methods that have and are still used to mine gold from alluvial sediments and introduces the environmental issues caused by these methods.  The movie is provided in MOV format (click picture links) and MP4 format (click text links). It has been split into 6 chapters to facilitate downloading and viewing.

Artisanal Gold Miners in Kourossa and Mandiana, Guinea, Africa

The footage presented in this video was filmed in April of 2006 by Marcello Veiga on a mission to Guinea sponsored by the Blacksmith Institute and UNIDO. It presents the methods being used in Guinea to mine for ore and concentrate gold.

GMP Training of Gold Miners in Geita, Tanzania 2006.

Another short film that provides a visually and acoustically delightful account of the training provided for the Geita mining community in Tanzania.  Made with thanks to Mr. A. Tesha, Giorgina Cattenea, Juliet Kabege, Halid Kiluvya, Rogers Sezinga and the Geita gold miners and trainers.

Tapajos Region Brazilian Amazon Artisanal Gold Mining June 2006

This short video was filmed in June of 2006 around the Gold mining community of Creporizao, Para Brazil. Footage includes a Bahanco operation using sluices to concentrate alluvial gold as well as current attempts to reforest previously mined areas.