Internet Posting Fuels Gold Rush in Brazilian Town
March 2007 by Associated PressIt’s a gold rush in the Amazon jungle, driven by the Internet.
The bright green rocks jutting through the prairie soil were hard to miss, but Tom Charlton still couldn’t believe his eyes. It was kimberlite, the molten rock in which diamonds are found, and preliminary tests had yielded a microscopic diamond.
The signal I was hearing was coming from a vertical bedrock crack on the bank of the creek. I removed my backpack, took out my crevicing tools and started to clean out the crack when I saw a glint of gold.
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The Obama administration announced on March 5 its decision not to list the sage-grouse as threatened or endangered at the moment, though it left the door wide open to future listing.
If you do the math, it equates to about $1,500 of heavy metal value per three-hour dive. This is good wages, and you are doing a service to the environment by removing this toxic metal.
Chad, Bangladesh, Peru, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are the latest in a long list of countries that have become unfavorable toward foreign-owned mining companies.
Their rewards were far better than they had anticipated, resulting in one of the best clean-ups they had ever seen.
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