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How Guyana gold mining threatens its green future

Date : 26th November 2011, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Almost everyone in Port Kaituma is making money from gold. From the miners who head out to the camps in the surrounding jungle to the owners of the bars and stores where the miners spend their money. It is clear that the economy of this small town in northwest Guyana is entirely reliant on the precious mineral. But mining threatens what could be a greater asset for Guyana - its pristine rainforests.

Document last updated on Tuesday 30 August 2011

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