Uganda : Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda





a Ugandan gold miner scoops powdered ore to be washed to separate the dirt from the gold, in the Mubende district west of the capital Kampala, in Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)




MUBENDE, Uganda (AP) — The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night with demolition hammers. When they emerge at the end of a shift, the miners carry stone samples that will be examined for the dark veins that suggest presence of gold ...


http://news.yahoo.com/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-uganda-095121865.html


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