$ 10 per gram. How to pan out in Africa
• $ 10 per gram. How to pan out in Africa
You'd be surprised how many people in Madagascar looking for gold. And not just looking, and quite successfully, and it regularly namyvaet in numerous rivers of the island. Gold digger gold rush in America is not even dreamed of.
Come out with your family in the morning on the river, people are distributed in the shallows and stagnant zones, and in the evening a few grams of the precious metal in your pocket. It would seem, live and grow rich. But...
Per gram of gold reclaimed sand miners receive only 30,000 Ariary that slightly less than 10 dollars. More expensive to sell it will not work at all desire, so that the entire production regularity, money is gold does not bring so much as it seems.
On the road from Antsirabe to Miandrivazo, we stopped at one of the rivers, where they saw the peasants pan out to see how they do it ...
Gold mining - it is physically very difficult. It is not everywhere and not in the quantities in which we would like to farmers. Sometimes they have to leave the place where they washed him for many years and to seek new and more successful. And search process may take a very long time, because at each potential site has to more than one day to wash the rocks in search of treasured grains ...
In the mining works, as a rule, the entire family, including women and children. Those who have older children, the easier - and they can be washed, and the younger ones to watch ...
The most gold-bearing in the middle of the island is rocky riverbeds. Here there are many quartz, which, as a rule, is the companion of gold. As soon as someone finds a good place to regularly namyvaet yellow metal, it immediately settles to work several families ..
The work here is from morning till sunset. Work from small to large, only the youngest sitting nearby on the rocks and watch the bent figures of the parents and brothers with sisters.
Gold is washed oldest known way - with the help of a plate on which the capture part of the rocks from the bottom of the creek - a mixture of sand, gravel, dirt and all, that the river carries.
Shaking several times the plate and ejection of large stones and typing a little water, begin to make a circular motion.
Gravel rotates in a circle, it leaches out most of the dirt and clay, which settles at the bottom of the dish.
Then start doing juggle our movement as if to throw the pancake skorovode. So shake the tray waste gravel.
Also after shaking most of the light rock is removed from the plate and on the bottom is a little hard rock, which can also be grains of gold.
remaining on the bottom of a heavy rock is poured into another container, which is then carefully sorted out, looking for specks of gold.
vyiskivanie gold hard rock dealt with by other members of the farm family, who look sharp tenacious, because you can not miss a single pellet.
By the way, in addition to direct leaching from the rock, gold is also washed from tverdnyh sediment found here on the spot parched protkov between the stones. With a high probability it could also settle the grains of gold.
Crushed rock stick in rock cavities, and then washed as described above.
work work and life will not do.
Here and things are washed and fed the children ...
daily production result is quite a bit of rock, among which is already clearly visible numerous grains of gold.
It remains only to turn away unwanted impurities and golden sand can be taken in exchange for money.
Madagascar Deposit of gold prospectors to the state is required. Price for sand fixed - 30,000 Ariary per 1 gram (a little less than $ 10). Hide and try to sell it on the black market for the simple peasants can be deadly, and most do not risk being satisfied modest public cost. On the black market the price rises by almost 5 times ...
By the way, they say that it firmly occupied ... Indians.
That's the hard work in Madagascar baptizes-diggers.