Ikabaru is a small town which
has long been a gold and diamond mining centre in the south of the
Gran Sabana. It is now a base for mining operations further to the
west, heading towards the Paragua river. As these pictures show,
damage inflicted by mining is severe. The population of Ikabaru
is estimated at 5,000, though it may well be higher than that. Ikabaru
is NOT a tourist town !
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