A miner leaving the Chudja mine in North eastern DRC after a torrential rain storm haletd opperations. the deep open pit mine becomes extremely dangerous when the rains hit. The Mine site was originally identified for exploitation by artisinal miners in 1998. They abandoned the site during teh war when a shortage of labor and insequrity forced them away. In 2005 it was opened again. More than 2,000 people work daily in this mine..