- published: 03 Jul 2012
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Thousands of Indonesians risk their lives to prospect for gold in makeshift mine shafts in the jungle of West Java. As well as risking their own safety when their cramped mine collapses, the locals pollute the environment with mercury and cyanide.
Now in a new location where the pump and gear being used is different, Chinese pumps and 5" PVC Piping, They are also using the incredibly inefficient wooden sluice boxes, set on far, far too great and angle and with water speed that just washes the gold away, There is little point to doing the work if you are just going to wash it away!
My father, IJsbrand Rogge, explored Borneo (Kalimantan) in 1915 in the interior behind Pontianak for diamond and goldfields. He befriended local dignitaries, lodged an expedition and found a number of mines. Finally he took coconut shells of diamonds home to his house in Buitenzorg = Bogor.
1st AD for Fajar Rakhmat
Faldi Ismail, chief executive of Indonesian gold and copper miner Kalimantan Gold, said the company now has the balance sheet to fund a "very extensive drilling programme" to target its copper porphyry deposit. That has attracted the attention of major players, such as Freeport McMoRan, who are looking for "very large style projects".
This video shows a environmentally-friendly method of gold recovery that can eliminate the use mercury in artisanal gold mining. It shows how gold recovery and incomes can be greatly improved while also saving the environment and protecting community health.
Save this island from mining activities, please join us for the movement updates at http://www.facebook.com/groups/SaveBangkaIsland Bangka Island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, a small island, is home to 750 families many of whom are fishermen who have made their living in these waters for generations. Bangka's stunning underwater seascapes are world renowned and are growing in popularity among international tourists. Bangka Island itself is home to many unique terrestrial animals as well, such as the endemic Sulawesi cuscus and tarsier. Bangka's reefs also support Dugongs, a species of protected marine mammal. Bangka Island is about to be destroyed by a Chinese mining company.
This is a private homemade documentary to bring a little bit awareness to this topic, because if the situation will be left as it is, another paradise will be lost.
Gold Mining Manado-North Sulawesi, using 90% volvo machine, from EC210B to EC950EL
Read accompanying article at New Mandala: asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2015/07/16/the-gold-farmers/ UC Berkeley's Prof Nancy Lee Peluso has been researching natural resources politics in Indonesia since 1979. In these photographs she documents the searching for gold in unlicensed mines in West Kalimantan province. Dangerous, illegal, and environmentally destructive, smallholder mining nevertheless offers a shot at prosperity for marginalised rural people.
This is a private homemade documentary to bring a little bit awareness to this topic, because if the situation will be left as it is, another paradise will be lost. (We are sorry for sometimes shaky and bad quality video, but some parts we had to film with hidden camera)
http://www.TravelsWithSheila.com A roadside stop to watch locals with "gold fever." Lombok is rich in gold, copper, silver and other ores creating a new wild west atmosphere. Find your secret lode. Haul back bags of rocks. Crush in the family tumblers and begin swirling (or what I refer to as "gold panning") in a mixture of water and mercury! They seem to disregard the carcinogenic properties of mercury possibly thinking the new riches are more important than future mercury poisoning. But what about all that mercury leaching into the groundwater? It was interesting to watch though...
SEARCHING, EXPLORE & Mining. When, sometime i try to suggest here the specific kind of areas. Where can, may interest and might find gold.