Part Of The Hydraulic Gold Mining Process Known As " Chupadeira System &quo ...
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File name: Amazon gold mining bateia_it2111.jpg
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Description: Part of the hydraulic gold mining process known as " chupadeira system " . After using mercury to amalgamate with the metal in a sluice box , a skilled gold miner purifies the gold collected by manipulating the bateia ( a shallow , cone shaped zinc pan ) with smooth circular motion to gradually concentrate the gold at the botton of the pan . Agua Branca gold mining village , Para State , Amazon rain forest , Brazil .