Links & Support
Links & Thanks
The authors are grateful to those who were open with us visually and in word, and who trusted us to tell their stories and make their handprints for this project: Don Claudio, Doña Delia, Don Lauro, Félix, Juan, César, Edu, Manuel, Doña Betty, Luis, Policarpo, Doña Sara and Don Marco.
We also thank all the people who do not appear in this story but supported us in the implementation of this project and shared their time and emotions with us: Jorge, Lili, Angela, Auntie Sadith, Guillermo, Gustavo and the miners of Huepetuhe and Manuani.

Many thanks to Víctor Hugo Pachas for his advice as an expert on the topic and his work with the texts. Carmen Barrantes, Joel Anicama Díaz, Mónica List and Livia Wagner have always believed in the project, thank you for the inspiration and the optimism.

Thanks to Yana Plustcheva and Nikita Obukhov from Tilda Publishing, and to Max Shushakov for the work on this site and longread.

Special thanks to Victor Paderin, without whom the layout of the book "Quickgold" would never look this way.

Thanks to Mikhail Kapralov, Igor Lysenko and Victor Kuplevatskiy for their sharp eyes and common sense.

Many thanks to Julie Baechtold, who inspired this journey and had the courage to make it to the end.

Many thanks to Kellyn Yerren for great help and shared delight.

Thanks to Ivan Shishkin for his portrait vision.

Thanks to Alexey Komogorov for the digital darkroom.

Thanks to Shura Collinson for English editing.

Thanks to Fujifilm X-T1 and the team of Fujifilm Russia, especially to Konstantin Bik and Iskander Minnullin, for their friendship and great equipment.
Links & Go On
Information on artisanal and small-scale mining in Peru
Regional Knowledge Platforms

GOMIAM is a knowledge network on small-scale gold mining and social conflicts in the Amazon.

Gold Routes – Las Rutas del Oro
Web documentary about the routes of gold in five Latin American countries.

Reports on gold mining in Peru
Cremers, Leontien et al.: Small-scale Gold Mining in the Amazon. The cases of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Suriname, 2013

Gold in Switzerland and Certification Schemes As the New Gold Rush, 2015

Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
La realidad de la minería illegal en países amazonicos, 2014

Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
Las rutas del oro ilegal: estudios de caso en cinco países amazónicos, 2015

Society for Threatened Peoples (STP)
The responsibility of the gold refineries in human rights violation and illegal activities in Peru, 2014

Risk Analysis of Indicators of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking in Illegal Gold Mining in Peru, 2013

Initiatives on responsible Mining

Berne Declaration
Berne Declaration (EVB) are advocating for a supervisory authority to combat the regulatory lacuna in the commodities sector.

Society for Threatened Peoples (STP)
Society For Threatened Peoples (STP) is a NGO and human rights organization. With their campaign "No dirty gold" they want to take the gold industry in obligation for responsible business.

Swissaid is one of Switzerland's leading aid organizations, also active in the commodities sector.

Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA)
Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA) is a non-for-profit association created by Swiss players of the gold supply chain, from refiners to retailers. SBGA's aim is to create a simple market driven mechanism that enables formalized gold mining entities to adopt more socially inclusive and better environmental practices.

Certification schemes

Alliance for responsible mining (ARM)
Alliance for responsible mining (ARM) seeks for transforming the Artisanal and Small-scale mining in a formalized, organized and profitable activity that uses efficient technologies and is socially and environmentally responsible. The ARM-system is comparable to the Fairtrade system.

Fairtrade gold
Fairtrade gold is a ground-breaking initiative that offers a lifeline to poor and exploited small-scale miners around the world guaranteeing a minimal prize as well as a Fairtrade Premium for responsible mined gold. It links consumers of jewelry with the source of their purchase. Fairtrade gold is comparable to ARM-Gold.
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