Portovelo-Zaruma Artisanal Mining: Poverty Driven Destruction

Updated: May 22

An overview of the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) practices used in Portovelo, Ecuador. The short film shows how miners extract their gold, crush it, process the ore, and recover the gold using both mercury and cyanide.



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