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    Guatemala Mining

    This in an interesting article on "mining" in Guatemala. Figured some of you might get kick out of it.



    If you think about it they are actually "mining" for gold and scrap that has already been mined...Much like many of us do albeit not in as crazy conditions (at least I would hope not).

    http://news.yahoo.com/guatemalas-tra...172213176.html


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    a while back there was a documentry on the dump a San palo Braz. over 3000 people a day pick that dump. this one looks like more fun.

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    There are places in the United States where they are digging up old dumps to harvest the metals (as well as to keep toxic materials from leeching into the soil and ground water.

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    Reminds me of the current scrap yard I am contracting for they moved from one location to another. They did bring in a machine and screen the yard up to six foot in some areas. They recovered probably a 1000 plus tons of metal buried on five acres. After they moved it was like a scene out of a third world country people were bringing in pick axes and shovels and going through the dirt. They showed up like it was a regular job and worked 7 to 330 then they went and cashed in. Its been four months since they moved and people are still bringing in stuff they mined out of the ground. There were people making hundreds of dollars a day digging through the dirt.

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    lucky guatamaleans



    collecting san joses scrap

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    That's a crazy story. You wouldn't catch me in them waters "gold diggin".


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