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The Price of Precious

Going for gold

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Child minerThe Sufferance MineGoing for goldWaiting his turnAlready a soldier125 years of indelible imagesMarcus Bleasdale's portfolio

Going for gold

Gold is now the most lucrative of conflict minerals. Illicit profits from tin, tungsten, and tantalum have dropped 65 percent since 2010, when the campaign to link minerals with violence began gaining ground.

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