Issano

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Issano is a village of Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7), Guyana. It's located along the Mazaruni River, and is a hub for mining.

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Issano
Village
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Issano
Location in Guyana
Coordinates: 5°48′49″N59°25′25″W / 5.81361°N 59.42361°W / 5.81361; -59.42361
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region Cuyuni-Mazaruni
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total220

In 2012, the population was 220. [2] Issano is a mostly Amerindian community. It has a Primary school (Saint Martin's [3] ), Health Centre [4] and airstrip (ICAO: SYIS [5] ). [6] The main overland roadway is the Issano road, which runs 75 miles from the Bartica/Potaro road and extends approximately 52 miles to the Issano landing. [7]

Mining

Geologically, Issano lies on the Barama-Mazaruni Supergroup, a formation composed of greenstone belts, which are rich with metals, and gold is abundant along these edges. [8] The 14 Mile Issano Landing Area was licensed to be mined as an open-pit operation by Troy Resources, but residents' demand to stay in the area prompted Troy to adjust their license to a different area. By 2015, the area had already been occupied for thirty years. [9] [10]

Issano has high rates of malaria, due to more people moving to the hinterlands for mining and vectors created from water collecting in holes dug for mining purposes. [11]

Notable resident

In 1968 Guyanese artist and archeologist Denis Williams built a homestead in Issano, where he made his first archeological excavation in Guyana, finding Amerindian artifacts. [12]

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References

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  2. "Publications – Bureau of Statistics – Guyana" . Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. "Primary". education.gov.gy. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
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  6. GTIMES (2020-09-16). "Cocaine found on plane weighs 390kg". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
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  8. "Earth matters…". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  9. "Aussie gold company says GDP will grow 8.7% after three years of its operations". Stabroek News. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  10. "Relocation ahead for 14 Mile Issano community". Stabroek News. 2014-04-20. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  11. "Health Ministry enlisting grassroots support in malaria fight". Stabroek News. 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  12. Denis Williams: A Life in Works: New and Collected Essays. BRILL. 2009-01-01. ISBN   978-90-420-2792-3.