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English translation: prospecting raft

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Portuguese term or phrase:balsa de garimpo
English translation:prospecting raft
Entered by: Manolis Dardoufas
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18:42 Feb 10, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Environment & Ecology / Amazon
Portuguese term or phrase: balsa de garimpo
A foto é uma *balsa de garimpo* no Rio Maú, na fronteira entre o Brasil e Guiana. É difícil fazer uma proteção desta terra, pois quando aparece o órgão fiscalizador de um lado da fronteira, os garimpeiros passam para o território do outro país, e vice-versa, se respaldando na impossibilidade de se fiscalizar em territórios do país vizinho.

I have no idea what this is! I was thinking "prospecting raft" but I am not quite sure. Thank you in advance!
Manolis Dardoufas
Local time: 04:21
prospecting raft
Explanation:
I think you're right. Alluvial gold is found along riverbanks. Here are some examples:

A **prospecting raft** was deployed at Comet Pond in. Hubbardston. The District compiled statewide loon. nesting data. A bald eagle nesting attempt at Quaboag ...
www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfwpdf/dfw_annual_report_fy_2005.pd...

**Gold Prospecting** with the New 49'ers Club - Newsletter: March 2006
Her husband was in the process of paddling their small **raft across the river** with a second load of prospecting gear. He had even more gold than his wife to ...

Tracks and trackways of birds, theropod, ornithopod, and thyreaphoran dinosaurs were found during ten days of **rafting and prospecting** along the Colville ...
www.vertpaleo.org/education/pasch.html
www.goldgold.com/newsletter032006.htm

Allegedly, Hook drowned while attempting to navigate the Green River **on a raft on a prospecting expedition**. The first lots sold for $150.00 each. ...
www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/photos7.html
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Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 18:21
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Muriel!
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prospecting raft


Explanation:
I think you're right. Alluvial gold is found along riverbanks. Here are some examples:

A **prospecting raft** was deployed at Comet Pond in. Hubbardston. The District compiled statewide loon. nesting data. A bald eagle nesting attempt at Quaboag ...
www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfwpdf/dfw_annual_report_fy_2005.pd...

**Gold Prospecting** with the New 49'ers Club - Newsletter: March 2006
Her husband was in the process of paddling their small **raft across the river** with a second load of prospecting gear. He had even more gold than his wife to ...

Tracks and trackways of birds, theropod, ornithopod, and thyreaphoran dinosaurs were found during ten days of **rafting and prospecting** along the Colville ...
www.vertpaleo.org/education/pasch.html
www.goldgold.com/newsletter032006.htm

Allegedly, Hook drowned while attempting to navigate the Green River **on a raft on a prospecting expedition**. The first lots sold for $150.00 each. ...
www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/photos7.html

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 18:21
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 110
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Muriel!
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