Topics » World   Oct. 5, 2013

The Price of Precious

Child miner

1 of 7

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

Child miner

A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa.

In these images from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Marcus Bleasdale documents child labor in camps that extract not blood diamonds, but tin, tungsten and tantalum -- minerals used in electronic products.