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Informal gold mining and the gold rush in the amaon

Informal Gold Mining and The gold rush in the Amazon Mercury Pollution in Brazil region is creating serious environmental problems that imperil future generations. Dan Biller -Mercury pollution is a particularly serious problem that should be addressed through an education campaign, through the use of more appropriate (and inexpensive) extraction

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    Garimpo. Garimpo, a small-scale, informal gold, diamond, and tin placer mining camp. Garimpos have been part of the penetration of the Brazilian interior since the first arrival of Europeans.Garimpagem (the mining activity itself) has involved primarily the poorer sectors of society, including escaped slaves who, during the colonial period, lived in runaway-slave communities (quilombos)

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