Gold mining village, Senegal, West Africa

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Arrival at another camp site for the night, River Gambia © Jason Florio

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First things first ‘get the (kelly) kettle on Florio!’ © Helen Jones-Florio

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West Africans like their tea too: Attayah tea in the pot, gold mines, Senegal © Helen Jones-Florio

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Chicken for dinner? Gold mining village, Senegal © Jason Florio

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Girls stop and chat. Gold mining village, Senegal © Jason Florio

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Gold miner takes a rest (clutching his nugget in his right hand), Senegal © Jason Florio

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Gold miner and family,  Senegal © Jason Florio

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Coffee break – Senegalese style, gold mining village, Senegal © Helen Jones-Florio

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Gold miner shows off his rock, with specks of gold embedded in it,  Senegal © Jason Florio

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Another gold miner with his rock, embedded with gold, Senegal © Jason Florio

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Helen makes friends with the gold miner,Senegal © Jason Florio

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Washing the crushed rock granules, looking for gold,  Senegal © Jason Florio

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Next morning – getting ready to head out to the gold mines for the day,  Senegal © Jason Florio

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) (under 'Projects') 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km
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