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Gold beneath the sky
A miner shows a gold-mercury amalgam during the artisanal processing of gold ore in La Rinconada, Peru, 5 August 2012. During the last decade, the rising price of the gold has attracted thousands of people to La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes. At 5300 metres above sea level, nearly 50.000 people work in the gold mines and live in the nearby colonies without running water, sewage system or heating service. Although the work in the mines is very dangerous (falling rocks, poisonous gases and a...more »
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Date > 5 Aug 2012
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