Last updated

Coordinates: 5°41′33″N60°16′55″W / 5.69252°N 60.28198°W / 5.69252; -60.28198

Guyana location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°41′33″N60°16′55″W / 5.69252°N 60.28198°W / 5.69252; -60.28198
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Cuyuni-Mazaruni
1,650 ft (500 m)
 (2012) [2]

Imbaimadai is a community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana.

Imbaimadai is a mining community adjoining Amerindian lands. [3] Imbaimadai is known for its gold, diamond and other precious mineral deposits. [4] As of 2016, only 13 mines remained of which seven were operational. The miners wanted to open up new mines, however indigenous lands complicated the situation. [5] [6]

Imbaimadai is also known for its natural environment, mountains that are part of the Pakaraima range, its waterfalls and its forests. [4]

The village is served by Imbaimadai Airport, and is situated at an elevation of 1,650 feet (500 m). [1]

Related Research Articles

Bisbee, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Bisbee is a city and the county seat of Cochise County in southeastern Arizona, United States. It is 92 miles (148 km) southeast of Tucson and 11 miles (18 km) north of the Mexican border. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 5,575.

Centralia, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Centralia is a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only five in 2017—a result of the coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia, which is part of the Bloomsburg–Berwick metropolitan area, is the least-populated municipality in Pennsylvania. It is completely surrounded by Conyngham Township.

Huntington, Utah City in Utah, United States

Huntington is a city in northwestern Emery County, Utah, United States. The population was 2,129 at the 2010 census. It is the largest town in Emery County.

General Mining Act of 1872

The General Mining Act of 1872 is a United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, on federal public lands. This law, approved on May 10, 1872, codified the informal system of acquiring and protecting mining claims on public land, formed by prospectors in California and Nevada from the late 1840s through the 1860s, such as during the California Gold Rush. All citizens of the United States of America 18 years or older have the right under the 1872 mining law to locate a lode or placer (gravel) mining claim on federal lands open to mineral entry. These claims may be located once a discovery of a locatable mineral is made. Locatable minerals include but are not limited to platinum, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium and tungsten.

Midlothian, Virginia Unincorporated area in Virginia, United States

Midlothian, Virginia is an unincorporated area in Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S. Settled as a coal town, Midlothian village experienced suburbanization effects and is now part of the western suburbs of Richmond, Virginia south of the James River in the Greater Richmond Region. Because of its unincorporated status, Midlothian has no formal government, and the name is used to represent either the original small Village of Midlothian, located on Midlothian Turnpike (US-60) between Old Buckingham Road and Salisbury Drive, or a vast expanse of Chesterfield County in the northwest portion of Southside Richmond covered by three zip codes served by the Midlothian post office. These zip codes are not coterminous with the Midlothian Magisterial District associated with the Chesterfield County government.

Glace Bay Community in Nova Scotia, Canada

Glace Bay is a community in the eastern part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. It forms part of the general area referred to as Industrial Cape Breton.

Linden, Guyana Town and regional capital in Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana

Linden is the second largest city in Guyana after Georgetown, and capital of the Upper Demerara-Berbice region, located at 6°0′0″N58°18′0″W, altitude 48 metres (160 feet). It was declared a town in 1970, and includes the communities of MacKenzie, Christianburg, and Wismar. It lies on the Demerara River and has a population of 27,277 as of 2012. It is primarily a bauxite mining town, containing many mines 60–90 metres deep, with many other pits now in disuse. Linden is the regional capital of Upper Demerara-Berbice.

Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana

Cuyuni-Mazaruni is a region of Guyana. Venezuela claims the territory as part of Guayana Esequiba.

Baramita Community in Barima-Waini, Guyana

Baramita, is a community in the Barima-Waini region of northern Guyana, standing about 20 miles west of Matthew's Ridge, at an altitude of 99 metres.

Orinduik Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana claimed by Venezuela

Orinduik is a diamond-mining community in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana, located at 04°42′N60°01′W.

Kamarang Village in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana

Kamarang is an Amerindian village, standing at the confluence of the Kamarang River and Mazaruni River, in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana.

Mahdia, Guyana Town and regional capital in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Mahdia is a town in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana, located near the centre of the country at an altitude of 415 metres (1,362 ft). It is the regional capital of Mahdia.

Campbelltown, Guyana Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Campbelltown is an Amerindian village in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, north of Mahdia.

Tumatumari Village in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana

Tumatumari is a community in the Potaro-Siparuni Region of Guyana, located some 15 km upstream of the confluence of the Potaro and Essequibo Rivers.

Kurupung Mining community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana, near the Pakaraima Mountains

Kurupung is a mining community in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana, near the Pakaraima Mountains, located at 6°28′0″N59°10′0″W.

Mintabie, South Australia Town in South Australia

Mintabie is an opal mining community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara in South Australia. It was unique in comparison to other communities situated in the APY Lands, in that its residents were largely not of Aboriginal Australian origin, and the land had been leased to the Government of South Australia for opal mining purposes since the 1980s.

Red Dog mine mine in Alaska, United States

The Red Dog mine is a large zinc and lead mine in a remote region, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Kotzebue, which is owned and operated by the Canadian mining giant Teck Resources. It is located within the boundaries of the Red Dog Mine census-designated place in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

Uranium mining and the Navajo people Effects of uranium mining on Navajo

In 1944, uranium mining under the U.S military's Manhattan Project began on Navajo Nation lands and on Lakota Nation lands. On August 1, 1946, the responsibility for atomic science and technology was transferred from the military to the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Afterward, widespread uranium mining began on Navajo and Lakota lands in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

<i>Gold Rush</i> (TV series) television series

Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery and its affiliates worldwide. The series follows the placer gold mining efforts of various family-run mining companies, mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. In its 10th season as of early 2020, prior seasons also included mining efforts in South America and western North America.

The Xolobeni mine is a proposed titanium mine located in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The proposed mine has reserves amounting to 348.7 million tonnes of ore grading 5% titanium. The mine project is backed by the ANC government headed by Gwede Mantashe whom are set to make millions in kickbacks, and Transworld, initially a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian corporation Mineral Commodities (MRC), the mine would be one of the largest mines of its kind in South Africa, and decimate local ancestral grounds.


  1. 1 2 "SYIB - Imbaimadai Airport". Sky Vector. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  2. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. "Minister Trotman promises new mining land to Imbaimadai residents", Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA), 25 August 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Imbaimadai: Not just a missing town". Guyana Times International. 19 January 2018.
  5. "Minister Trotman promises new mining land to Imbaimadai residents". Department of Public Information. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  6. "Miners cry foul". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 21 August 2020.