Geology for Global Development

Guatemala

Friday Photo (114) – Aggregate Mining

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Aggregate Mining in Rio San Francisco (Panajachel, Guatemala)

The Rio San Francisco flows through Panajachel, one of the largest towns around Lake Atitlan, into the lake. In the current dry season, there is very little water, and you can see mining for aggregates occurring.

Credit: Joel Gill (2014)

Friday Photo (113) – Wall Art in San Pablo la Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pablo La Laguna is a small town on the edge of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. This wall art shows local opposition to mining activities. At the time of writing I’m not sure about the background context to the image, but it raises some interesting questions about  what is occurring or has occurred in this area in the past.

Credit: Joel Gill (2014)