Golden Slum: Golden Slum

The wife of a miner rocks back and forth on a boulder mixing gold ore with mercury; the process is used to separate gold from ore - it creates a problem by contaminating the land with mercury.
Golden Slum, La Rinconada, Peru

The wife of a miner rocks back and forth on a boulder mixing gold ore with mercury; the process is used to separate gold from ore - it creates a problem by contaminating the land with mercury.