The lower, the safer
Chapter 1: Introduction
Author: Miguel Menegusto, December 2016
Since the first colonisers arrived back in the 1500s, precious gold reserves have been explored in the dry lands of central and southeast Brasil. From pickaxes and manual classifiers to automatised extractors, with pressure washers and conveyor belts, the modern gold underground mining exploration has one more precious element to preserve: lives.
Miners are in constant risk with:
- Galleries kilometers deep underground
- Daily dynamite explosions
- Instable walls and tunnels