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 wheel dozers.
Due to the eternal frost, the layer has never been warmed up and consists of sand and stones.