The reef occupies an area of 9300 square kilometers and is between 30 and 120 meters deep.
August 15, 2015
Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.
July 30, 2014
French and Brazilian Police identified crimes in areas of mines in French Guyana, mostly killings by Brazilian that occur in the mining area.
August 4, 2014
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.