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Miner hammering a steel chisel to dig a blasting hole.­

After about 5 hours of hammering, the hole will be large enough for a stick of dynamite, and blowing it will free some ore that the miner will then take out with a wheelbarrow.­ Maybe he will get a $10 pay at the end of the day.­

Candelaria silver mine - Potosi (Bolivia)

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Ruta Nacional 1, Potosi, Bolivia