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nucopia
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08 January 2021 10:43 am

Paracale ,the name of the town its self was derived from “para” “cale” meaning canal digger.
Mining activity in this town has been going on for over 400 years.
https://diannemagbanua.weebly.com/parac … -gold.html
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goldierocks
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08 January 2021 11:09 am

Probably wasn't a lot different here in the earliest days of the rushes - up to 30 per month dying on single goldfields. The "romance" is something we have added since (although even then, it sure beat starving to death in the potato famine, so it would not have been seen as so terrible then).

Not sure what relevance the guy having TB has in this video - digging gold does not give you TB!

Last edited by goldierocks (08 January 2021 11:11 am)


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nucopia
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08 January 2021 01:23 pm

I believe the doctor diagnosed TB along with damage to the lungs from long term exposure to mercury fumes and compressor diving..
Goldierocks..
Poverty drives people to do dangerous things to feed their family..sad reality of life in some countries ..


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