Arakaka

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Arakaka
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Arakaka
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 7°35′N60°01′W / 7.583°N 60.017°W / 7.583; -60.017
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Barima-Waini
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total196

Arakaka is a community in the Barima-Waini region of Guyana, standing on the Barima River and 12 miles southerly of Port Kaituma, at an altitude of 63 metres (209 feet).

It is the centre of the gold-bearing district, [2] featuring lateritic-saprolitic deposits.

The population of Arakaka varies according to the amount of mineral extraction in the region. Launches formerly ascended the river regularly to Arakaka, where a mining warden was stationed. [3]

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References

  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "Alicanto Minerals confirms high-grade assays from Arakaka gold project". Small Caps. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. British Guiana British Empire exhibition, Wembley, 1924. University of Florida. London. 1924. p. 11.

Coordinates: 7°35′N60°01′W / 7.583°N 60.017°W / 7.583; -60.017