National Geographic : 1947 May
Amos Burg Molten Gold Forms Bricks in Medellin's Casa de Moneda Workmen pour a hundred pounds of gold into bars. Since the glistening metal first attracted the Conquistadores, Colombians have mined an estimated billion dollars' worth. Hydraulic monitors wash the ore from mountainsides. Colombia is South America's largest gold producer. Henricks Hodge from Tnree Lions "This Fat Hen Will Make aNice Dinner" Since electric refrigeratorsand iceboxes arescarce inColombia, housewives make their purchases daily inthe large central market. Toensure freshness of their wares in the country's varied climate, butchers slaughter their own animals, and poultry is sold alive and cackling.