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Gold mining, Amazon deforestation -starting of hydraulic gold mining operation process known as "chupadeira system" - use of heavy machinery for excavation, workers clear the designated work front and then dug down to the level of ore-bearing material. Large and deep holes are made in forest land where gold miners will use high-pressure jets of water to dislodge rock material and move sediments. Amazon rain forest deforestation at Agua Branca gold mining village, Para State, Brazil.