Site of gold mining in Tamiougou just south of Kongoussi. Paul Sawadogo, 27 years old, prospector says, "I started panning for gold at 17. The gallery is 10m deep. Each prospector spends 12 hours underground and brings up several kilos of ore will be crushed and then washed. The last accident happened 6 years ago." Burkina Faso. Africa.
Photo by Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
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