Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tanzania small scale gold miners

Tanzania is now the third largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa and Ghana but Tanzanian small scale industry in gold mining faces big challenge as it lack efficient tools used in mining process. The picture above shows some small scale gold miners struggling to refine raw gold by using mercury after extracting it from the  ground something which not only  poor way of refining raw gold but  also its dangerous to their health and environment as well,  we also know that mercury is very hazardous especially when you  get direct contact with it.

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