Brazilian cross border for gold. Exploration has already removed nearly $ 400,000 and leaves trace of deforestation and pollution in the Amazon rainforest.
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.
French and Brazilian Police identified crimes in areas of mines in French Guyana, mostly killings by Brazilian that occur in the mining area.
In French Guiana, some 15,000 wildcat miners armed with diesel engines, hydraulic equipment, guns, and not a small supply of sugarcane liquor were hacking into the European Union’s sole rain forest.
The estimate was confirmed by a mission of Amapá Civil Police, who visited some of the 520 mines in the region. The rising price of gold in the international market is what drives these Brazilians going abroad in search of metal.
A new bi-colored beetle was discovered in the lowland rainforest of French Guiana.
Plenary agreed to a proposal that will combat the illegal mining in a range of 150 km between the border of Brazil and French Guiana.
Small mines dump 10 tons of mercury over a thousand miles of watercourses in the country to process illegal gold.
Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.