Travels in Papua New Guinea

Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer

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Mt. Hagen

Our first day in Hagen we took a short walk with a guide in the nearby hills. These people are panning for gold in a stream of mud being washed out from the hillside by two men (not shown) with a large water pump and hose. The women showed us how much gold they had collected that day - little more than a few tiny grains, hardly distinguishible from the grit.

Photograph Copyright (c)2003 by Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer. All rights reserved.