Yale Environment 360 – How a Gold Mining Boom is Killing the Children of Nigeria by Elizabeth Grossman – Yale …

Mining work was taking place in and around the villages and within many of the mud-walled compounds where families were using flour mills to pulverize lead-laden rocks to extract gold.

Gold Boom Spreads Mercury as 15M Miners Exposed – Businessweek

In addition to the fumes, the watery mix of mud and mercury left over from processing, known as tailings, is spilled freely, accounting for a significant source of mercury in the environment.

Reuters – Catching gold fever – Photographers Blog

They use mercury that miraculously extracts the gold dust from the small stones. I didn't hear locals complaining about the danger from using mercury at primitive mines where Boonchu and his friends spend years squeezing gold out of mud and stones.

USGS Mineral Resources Program

Did you know that the average automobile contains more than a ton of iron and steel, 240 lbs of aluminum, 50 lbs of carbon, 42 lbs of copper, 41 lbs of silicon, 22 lbs of zinc, and more than thirty other mineral commodities, including titanium, platinum, and gold.

MacGyver Online – MacGyverisms

002 GOLDEN TRIANGLE. Magnifying glass using hairpin & white wine. Made blowdart, using reeds & anesthetic-type plant. Grain dust down a funnel, exploded when lit. Used tire wrench to pop open trunk.

All that glitters – University of Victoria's Kevin Telmer is helping artisanal gold miners in Nigeria …

In order to lessen exposure to mercury, Telmer suggested using recycling technology such as a closed-retort distilling system to avoid releasing vapours into the atmosphere and allow for mercury recovery.

road trip bingo or scavenger hunt

If you are in a caravan and using family band radios you can have the two or three cars compete against each other. Mercury Plymouth Barracuda Mazda Miata Chevy Corvette Sting Ray. Three antennas 'wash me' written in dust in a window. Wire wheels gold spinner wheels.

How gold mining boom is killing children in Zamfara – Daily Independent

Mining work was taking place in and around the villages and within many of the mud-walled compounds where families were using flour mills to pulverize lead-laden rocks to extract gold.

What was killing the children – -Research-University of Idaho

Subsistence farmers, they build walled, mud-hut compounds where the men live with multiple wives, their children and perhaps a goat, donkey or camel. In winter, the harmattan – a hot, dry trade wind – blows over vast expanses of the region, kicking up ever-pervasive red dust as far as the eye can see.

The Summer 1988 Gnosis Interview with Art Kunkin – Practical Alchemy And Physical Immortality – Alchemy Revealed

In the library was a book by Frater Albertus called The Alchemists Handbook in which he outlined what he taught in the laboratory during the first two weeks of the Prima Class, namely, how to take an herb and separate it into its three components: body, soul, and spirit (salt, sulphur, and mercury in the alchemical cod…

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