Bélizon

Bélizon
Village
Track of Bélizon (2007)
Track of Bélizon (2007)
Bélizon is located in French Guiana
Bélizon
Bélizon
Location in French Guiana
Coordinates: 4°15′N 52°39′W / 4.250°N 52.650°W / 4.250; -52.650Coordinates: 4°15′N 52°39′W / 4.250°N 52.650°W / 4.250; -52.650
CountryFrance
Overseas regionFrench Guiana
ArrondissementCayenne
CommuneRoura

Bélizon is a village in French Guiana.

In 1952, a 150 kilometer track was constructed between Saül via Bélizon to the road leading to Cayenne by the Guinese Mining Bureau in order to develop the gold mine at Saül. The cost of the track was more expensive than the gold, and was abandoned in 1960.[1] The route is used by illegal gold prospectors, and therefore a guard post has been set up at Bélizon in 2012.[2]

The Clausirion bicolor[3] and Adiposphaerion are endemic to Bélizon.[4]

Reference

  1. ^ "Saül, si loin et si proche". Blada (in French). Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Militaires français tués en Guyane : la traque se renforce..." FNCV Infos et Actualités des Combattants Volontaires (in French). 27 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Clausirion bicolor Galileo & Martins, 2000". Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Adiposphaerion rubrum Martins & Napp, 1992". Retrieved 6 June 2020.
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