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« Back to Guyana Rivers-Catfish Hunters, May 2002 National Geographic Magazine

Missile dredge operators in a tributary of the Essequibo, Guyana.  Missile dredges dig up the river bottom and shoot it out the back over vibrating tables in a search for gold.  There are no regulations for this activity and it is an ecological nightmare.
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Missile dredge operators in a tributary of the Essequibo, Guyana. Missile dredges dig up the river bottom and shoot it out the back over vibrating tables in a search for gold. There are no regulations for this activity and it is an ecological nightmare.
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