Plastic buckets and truck parts are used to prospect for gold. Small time gold prospecting creates newly carved roads destroying the northeastern Congo in the Ituri Forest.
Gold fever is contagious in northeastern Congo, where the metal finances local warlords. Rocks are smashed and washed by hand in search of yellow flecks.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005, The Price of GOLD_National Geographic magazine_1/2009