African Business: Goldminers at work

Edward Echwalu - Documentary Photographer

A gold miner is seen mixing muddy soil at a gold mining pit in Bugiri 348km (216miles) east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital on February 5, 2013. The miners pound the excavated soils, dissolve it in water and mix the content with mercury to attract gold. It’s later heated to separate the gold. The gold is sold to local brokers who in turn market it to the international market.

A gold miner is seen extracting sandy soil from a gold mining pit in Bugiri 348km (216miles) east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital on February 5, 2013. The miners pound the excavated soils, dissolve it in water and mix the content with mercury to attract gold. It’s later heated to separate the gold. The gold is sold to local brokers who in turn market it to the international market.

03Gold miners are seen extracting sandy soil from a gold mining pit in Bugiri…

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