Sunday, January 8, 2012

dredges on the river








Liberia is an equatorial nation on the West Coast of Africa where it receives 70% of its very high annual rainfall during a June through October rainy season. Liberia has hundreds of kilometers of rivers with conditions amendable to suction dredge mining.



Typical to most of the country, the gold found in Liberia originates from hydrothermal fluids rising along conjunctures of faults and shear zones producing areas rich in hydrothermal clays and iron oxides which provide the best environment for the development of coarse-grained crystalline gold. The laterite capping is of pre-fault occurrence, the events of natural erosion, folding, and fracturing has transported the capping laterite and quartz to form alluvium deposits along the base of the mountains. The quartz rock has survived the softer rock thus producing gravel bars composed of rounded and semi-rounded quartz aggregates. The gold, which is found along with the quartz, is subjected to transport by stress action and is re-deposited along the courses of the creeks and rivers.


3 comments:

  1. shame on you for tearing up other peoples lands and rivers to satisfy your own greed. I'm sure the white people in the photos are doing nothing but posing while the real back braking slavery work is imposed on the brown skinned people. when you dredge water ways you destroy natural habitat that the indigenous people rely on for their food and communities. roads that are necessary for the transport of equipment and goods to carry out your pathetic work destroys the forests and brings in more white idiots from utah to further ravage the indigenous way of life. whats next brothels or clear cutting forests for hardwoods when your venture fails to produce. just go back to utah and screw up your own peoples worthless lives. shame on indiegogo for helping support such a destructive and sociopathic group of worthless delinquents.

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    1. William....very strange commentary; You actually have nothing to substantiate your claims. Small scale dredging doesn't destroy water ways, quite the opposite as it enriches the river bottom for fish habitat (such as annual flooding).Iindigenous communities have benefited from profit sharing and employment (where none existed before). New roads contrary to your thesis has opened the area for new development, schools, and exposer to modern ideas. Regarding skin color....please refrain from using your racist attitude to describe the lives of hard working Liberians which by the way own the mining Company we are funding and Shame on you for degrading Utahan's, as indicated by your pathetic comment.

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