Published in Magazine Encontros Mars 2007
Gold mine – Dream didn’t’t end for the AngloGoldAshanti Company. It exploits the gold of Cuiabá Mine, in the depths of Liberty Hills, between the districts of Caeté and Sabará, in the neighborhoods of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Forget the old images of far west where the galleries were always pulling down. They are deeper, but safer. There is no longer misery and death. There are no more slave miners. There is no longer dust, insalubrities, darkness and explosions. In this modern mine, 600 men work in turns extracting the material to obtain 22 quilogrameters of gold per day. This material also obtains sulfuric acid and silver. 700 meters beyond surface, the miners look like astronauts, with every protection they need. The galleries are provided with conditioned air and the floor is constantly watered to eliminate dust. The galleries are 20 meters width. The machines that extract material simultaneously concretes the ceilings and walls, the trucks are nonpolluting, guided by semaphores and provided with MP3 music. The galleries have an extension of 120km with gardens enlightened by artificial light. The mine is growing with an investment of 190 million dollars. The mine should be exhausted in the year of 2019. The mine should reach the depth of 1421 meters. The material is send to improvement by rail wagons and the extracting of the gold is made by an artesian method. The precious metal
Has 99% pure and is negotiated in London and New York.