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Top left: a miner carries a traditional gold pan, called a “batea,” in Las Cristinas mine in Bolívar state. Top right: miners open a tunnel at mine near Tumeremo. Bottom left: informal mining. (Jorge Benezra) / Bottom right: pools formerly used to gather gold become breeding sites for mosquitos. (Archive)
Top left: a miner carries a traditional gold pan, called a “batea,” in Las Cristinas mine in Bolívar state. Top right: miners open a tunnel at mine near Tumeremo. Bottom left: informal mining. (Jorge Benezra) / Bottom right: pools formerly used to gather gold become breeding sites for mosquitos. (Archive)