Cuyuni

Cuyuni

 

a river in Venezuela and Guyana. It is about 600 km long and drains an area of about 80,000 sq km. The river rises in the northeastern part of the central Guiana Highlands and flows mainly along the low and hilly slope of the highlands, forming a number of rapids and waterfalls before falling into the estuary of the Essequibo River. It is a deep river, with high water occurring in the summer (lower reaches) and in the winter and spring. The average water discharge at the border between Venezuela and Guyana is 1,050 cu m per sec. The large deposits of gold in the Cuyuni basin are being exploited.

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The mine site is connected by a 150 kilometer access road (with a ferry crossing of the Cuyuni River at Tapir) to the Buckhall port on the Essequibo River.
Visit iconic Machu Picchu and Cuzco and see the glorious Incan ruins with expert commentary from People to People's local guides, learn Incan crafts with local Peruvian artisans, boost your inner zen and cultural intelligence at an Andean spirituality seminar and give back in the town of Cuyuni by rolling up your sleeves and helping the locals with their potato harvest.
In the Cuyuni River, for example, sediment is so thick that the very nature of the river has been altered along its entire course, and entire families of fishes have become rare or nearly disappeared altogether.
Aves de la cuenca alta del rio Cuyuni, Estado Bolivar: Resultados del RAP Alto Cuyuni 2008.
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) candidate Devin Bloom helped conduct the first ichthyological survey on Guyana's remote Cuyuni River.
Hordes of illegal miners--from Guyana, Brazil and Co-lombia as well as Venezuela--are excavating in biologically sensitive areas including the Imataca Forest and the La Caroni, La Paragua and Cuyuni River Basins.
Hordes of illegal miners--from Guyana, Brazil and Colombia as well as Venezuela--are excavating in biologically sensitive areas including the Imataca Forest and the La Caroni, La Paragua and Cuyuni River Basins.
This species occurs from the Western Amazon basin from north central Bolivia northward to Southern Venezuela, and in the Cuyuni River basin of Coastal Guyana and Venezuela (Fig.
She lived and worked in the jungles of Guyana and Venezuela for 2 years (1993 and 1994), spending most of her time around the Cuyuni, Essequibo, and Rupununi River areas, although she also spent some time in the Bolivar state of Venezuela.
After crossing the Cuyuni River, flora and fauna announce the encroaching jungle: Giant bromeliads over ten feet tall, along with a striking variety of birds, like the gallito de las rocas (Rupicola rupicola), which crosses the highway at sunset with an orange sparkle.
The concessions are located in the Upper Cuyuni Basin - Greenstone Belt, Guyana, between the country's border with Brazil and Venezuela.
This is our primary project which is located in the Cuyuni Basin in Guyana, South America.