Today you will get a unique opportunity to see the gold mining process with the eyes of a seasonable laborer.
The pictures below are made by the laborers of a gold-mining artel located in Yakutia in 2008 and reveal the entire process of the gold-mining technology.
An area with the size equal to a football field is first cleaned from the leaves.
The upper soil part containing no gold in it is removed with the help of a walking excavator.
The gold-bearing layer is leveled with wheelÂ dozers.
Due to the eternal frost, the layer has never been warmed up and consists of sand and stones.
The soil is warmed up. Tubes are installed 4 meters deep. Hot vapor is shifted downwards along the tubes.
The spot is filled with water, and a dredge is shifted to the spot.
Gold is washed off with the help of a dredge or a special aggregate the working principle of which resembles that of a ladder-type trenching machine.
The machine is used in placer production and removal of valuable minerals out of the placers.