Community: Roşia Montană
Roşia Montană is one of the famous areas from Romania because of a big gold deposit in Europe (330 tones of gold and 1200 tones of silver) Roşia Montană is a small village in the forested mountains of western Romania, and the site of gold deposits believed to be the largest in all Europe. The area has been exploited for at least two millennia, from the time of Caesar to the days of Ceauşescu, and owes its name – “Red Mountain” - to the stream waters turned red from toxic runoff produced by 2000 years of gold mining. Though little reported outside the Balkans, the Roşia Montană project is a matter of intense controversy in Romania, in neighboring Hungary, and in Brussels where the mine is viewed by some as a test of Romania’s transition from a planned to a market economy. Much of the debate centers on the need to use cyanide to extract pure gold from the low-density widely distributed ore - a method commonly used in over 400 gold mines around the globe, including Europe...
My personal project is about the Romanian food. I spend 6 months eating a lot of good food, so you have some images... Enjoy!!!
Saloua Baha, Jérôme Boulesteix and me, Henar Pérez, are volunteers in the project of the EU, European Voluntariat Service, and we are working in the project “Reporters in Romania”, so we do interviews about the legends, landscape and the life of the people here, and we try to show this moment of their life and the ancient situation here.