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The Price of Precious

The Sufferance Mine

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The Sufferance Mine

Workers rip the earth apart in search of gold at the Sufferance mine in the Ituri region. Much of Congo’s gold, more than $600 million worth a year, is smuggled across borders.

The images in this slide show are from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine.