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Artisan miners in Colombia use old techniques to extract gold from ore. This miner is squeezing the mercury through a handkerchief to reveal the small dot of gold he recovered.

Artisan miners in Colombia use old techniques to extract gold from ore. This miner is squeezing the mercury through a handkerchief to reveal the small dot of gold he recovered.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2013
Photo Location: Colombia
Camera: XZ-1
Copyright: © Brian Titone