Congo Gold Mining

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Miner before entering the deep shafts of Makala mine in noth eastern DRC. Without options for  employment the  legion of miners seek enough gold  to feed thier familes. Their days are long and spent mostly waist deep in water hammering quartz rock from the  mine shaft walls. The  rock is then brought to the surface and processed by hand to extract  the  gold.