Peru Gold Miners Photo Essay

Peru Gold Miners Photo Essay

In this May 4, 2014 photo, a miner continues his search for gold in mud-drenched clothes inside a crater at an illegal gold mine process in La Pampa in Peru's Madre de Dios region. The informal miners of La Pampa know they will soon be evicted, their engines blown up and settlements burned after Peru’s government declared all informal mining illegal on April 19. The government claims that the informal miners have destroyed the surrounding forests and polluted the environment by using mercury in the gold extraction process. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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May 04, 2014 10:29:00 AM
May 12, 2014 01:17:02 AM
Rodrigo Abd
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAY 4, 2014 PHOTO
5616 x 3744 1.48 MB
Gold mining and refining, Industrial pollution, Precious metals industry, Pollution, Metals and minerals industry, Materials industry, Industries, Business, Environmental concerns, Environment, Environment and nature
La Pampa, Peru
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