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Garimpeiros The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest


Leo was the boss of his four-person crew. He worked the high-pressure hose in silence, with no sign of strain, gliding barefoot through the mud that trapped us and sucked the boots off our feet. He was tall, with powerful shoulders, and there was something different about his eyes that told us it was not a good idea to stare too long. Despite his foreboding appearance, Leo was well-liked by the other miners and he grinned from ear to ear as they counted their gold and planned out their trip to the currutela.
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The Miners