Gold Just Extracted Using A Hydraulic Gold Mining Process Known As " Chupad ...
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Description: Gold just extracted using a hydraulic gold mining process known as " chupadeira system " . After using mercury to amalgamate with the metal in a sluice box , the gold collected is purified 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 .