Gold rush in Mauritania

Jul 11, 2023 | Environmental, Nature, Videos

Mauritania’s desert sands have recently revealed the coveted precious metal, and thousands of hopefuls are coming to dig deep. But what does it take to strike gold?
The precarious process involves carving deep holes into the ground, inevitably resulting in dangerous effects on the environment and human health due to toxic mercury. However, this hasn’t deterred the gold diggers from trying. As the rush to the mines continue, an entire settlement emerges in the desert sands. Join Michele Cattani as he ventures into the mysterious land of golden dreams in an upcoming documentary.

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