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In pictures: Brazilian gold mine
Amazon adventure

Rumours of fabulous finds of gold in Brazil’s Amazon jungle have often surfaced, attracting a rush of people desperate to make their fortune.

The latest El Dorado is a spot on the banks of the River Juma, 450km (280 miles) from the Amazonas state capital of Manaus.

More than 4,000 people are said to have been attracted by the promise of easy money since last year.

These small-scale miners or “garimpeiros” come from all over Brazil.

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