This summer I studied small-scale artisanal gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon. Here is a recent CNN report on mining and deforestation in the region.
As part of our research, Peter Richards used his drone to capture some dramatic scenes from above and created this short video with help from the Brown Media Production Group.
Click here to see the video. The password is: garimpagem.
"The New Amazonian El Dorado: The Social, Environmental, and Economic Effects of a 21st Century Gold Rush."
Research funded by Committee for Research and Exploration Grant of the National Geographic Society, Award # 9359-13.
P Richards, J. Campbell, A. Mathis, and M. Klingler.