Saturday, April 6, 2013

Linden - Mining Town, Guyana

Linden, the second-largest town in Guyana, is a bauxite mining town 112 kilometres south of Georgetown on the west bank of the Demerara River. Linden is a company mining town. The opencast mine is 60-90 metres deep and is said to have the world’s longest boom walking dragline. The town is dominated by a disused alumina plant and scarred by old bauxite pits. Today Linden, is popularly known as the Mining Town.

In 2012 Guyana issued two sheets of four bird stamps. This one pictures the Anhinga bird, sometimes called Snakebird or Water Turkey. It is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.


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