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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
Artisanal Gold Miners in Kourossa and Mandiana, Guinea, Africa
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.