Seeking the old gold mine

Despite the neutrality declaration, Korea passed the extensive experience with Japan’s military annexation during years 1904 -1918.  This

Rural People of South Korea

The Farmers of South Korea collecting wood from the forest, picking grown onions up from the farm field or cattle grazing in the meadows are often dressed in stylish outdoor clothing. Farmers ancient way of life persists even if  the polished duralumin poles, colorful gore-tex clothes are used and mobile phones are continuously beeping on modern tractors dashboards plowing endless farm

Coltan Mining Sierra Leone

Tantalum/Niobe elements occurs as a suite of different minerals generally called coltan in term of speaking illegal miners/business man. Coltan mineral is one of the best example explaining what conflict minerals term mean. Sierra Leone, particularly Kenema district has a large potential for coltan artisanal mining. Local miners are collecting pan concentrate from streams to be sold to traffickers or

Koreans play China Chess

China chess is very popular game to play in South Korea. Photo essay of 2 men playing china

Mineral Exploration in Jungle

Mineral exploration in remote areas in Africa can be grueling and paint-full. It is quite easy to locate exploration target on the map during desktop planning. Different story is to get there. Local labors can offer the best support in a jungle. They are able to drag exploration equipment and camp gear through a jungle.

Humble Women

Portrait of women selling charcoal and palm oil in Pweto public marketplace.

Kids from Slum

Put your future in good hands – your own. Can it be really true?

Turtle Soup Recipe

Illegal miners anywhere in Africa spend a long time in the forests busy with mineral extraction. Usually they starve all day, having just a pack of cigarettes, water from streams and some bread or rice. Wild life animals like rats, tortoises, squirrels ..etc. are very welcomed for meal. Tortoises are usually smashed by slash hammer and

Lunch Time in Deep Forest

One member of group local workers was chosen  to cook lunch for them. Simple diet composed from rice, dried fish, hot pepper and palm oil. Photo was taken in Sierra Leone during exploration activities in remote areas of The Kambui Hills.

Craftsmanship of Indigenous People is Always Practical to Use

There must be something irrevocable and therefore craftsmanship of indigenous people will be always practical to use. Even if

Africa Like Listen to Radio Broadcast

The analog radio from old days is still very popular in Africa. The villages hidden in the deep valleys of

Illegal Mining Africa – The Way Survive

Illegal mining activities in Africa are mainly initiated by poor standard of living. The area around the town of Kenema in Sierra Leone has many places where rivers are depositing alluvial sediments containing layers with the occurrence of diamonds, gold or coltan. Rare minerals are a popular business article so many people from surrounding villages