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Rinconada : glacier gold

Author: Bernard Robert-Charrue; Dev.tv.
Publisher: Paris, Ile-de-France : Ampersand, 2003.
Series: VAST: academic video online
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Located under a glacier in the Andean region, 5,500 meters above sea level, 'la Rinconada' is the highest gold mine in the world. Despite the lack of oxygen and challenging temperatures, 20,000 people live in the nearby shantytown. Their job is to dig through the ice and rock to extract the precious gold. The inhabitants live without running water, sewers or heating and in the midst of their own excrement and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Robert-Charrue; Dev.tv.
OCLC Number: 885257959
Language Note: This edition in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed July 1, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (29 min.).
Series Title: VAST: academic video online
Responsibility: directed by Bernard Robert-Charrue.

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Located under a glacier in the Andean region, 5,500 meters above sea level, 'la Rinconada' is the highest gold mine in the world. Despite the lack of oxygen and challenging temperatures, 20,000 people live in the nearby shantytown. Their job is to dig through the ice and rock to extract the precious gold. The inhabitants live without running water, sewers or heating and in the midst of their own excrement and rubbish. Adding to this deplorable sanitary situation, the widespread use of mercury in the mining process means that la Rinconada is a time bomb threatening the ecology of the entire region.

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