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Diamond Mining

Tongo, Sierra Leone — A diamond miner holds small diamonds found at a surface mining (or alluvial mine) operation in Tongo Field. The land used to belong to the Sierra Leone National Diamond Mining Company in Tongo Field but is now laid to waste and picked over by desperate small-scale miners with shovels and sieves, trying their luck.

 

Photo by Geoff Bugbee, courtesy of Heifer International

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Taken on June 18, 2008