Gold fever in a gold river in Indonesia!
These pictures show people sifting in the waters of Ajkwa. Thousands of people go regularly in an attempt to find some gold there. Some are lucky and give their families the economic help they all expect from this precious metal.
Amount of gold extracted from official and non-official locations
Indonesia's official gold production is equal to 97 tons a year, while gold extraction from non-official locations like that river can amount to 20 extra tonnes a year.
How does official gold mining compensate miners?
From those extracted tonnes, miners can get a maximum reward of a gram of gold per day worth 400,000 rupees ($30). Gold is a means of payment even for those who work with it.
Obtaining gold is easier than you think
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