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miner hammering chisel to drill blasting hole

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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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Photo taken on March 2, 2010
Ruta Nacional 1, Potosi, Bolivia