Mine Workers: Editor's Picks

Collection with 23 media items created by Transterra Editor

12 Nov 2013 15:00

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 5
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Miners load the heavy rocks of sulphur into baskets and carry them up to the rim of the crater. Then they carry the baskets, weighing up to 90kg to a further 3 kilometers collection point.

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 23
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Inside the crater of the the Ijen volcano in East Java. The Ijen volcano is filled with sulfuric acid and it rises to 2,800m with a crater of over 200 meters deep and nearly one kilometer wide.

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 3
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Many of the miners have no protective clothing. A few have basic masks, most rely on little more than a T-shirt gripped in their teeth.

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Sulfer Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Many of the miners have no protective clothing. Few have basic masks, however most rely on a little piece cloth to cover their mouth.

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Sulphur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 21
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

Miner loads the heavy rocks of sulphur into baskets and carry them up to the rim of the crater. The miners then carry the baskets, weighing up to 90kg, a further three kilometres to a collection point.

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Illegal Gold Mines Indonesia
Banyuwangi, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
14 Jan 2011

Illegal gold miner Supar works at the base of tunnel approx. 35 meters underground. The miners use simple tools, chisels and hammers to work the hard rock.

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Sulfur Mines at Kawah Ijen Indonesia 1
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
19 Jan 2011

A miner weighs his load at the local mining office. Typical loads range from 60–100 kilograms. Miners will make this trip two or three times a day, with typical earnings of approximately €9 per day.

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Illegal Gold Mines Indonesia
Banyuwangi, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
13 Jan 2011

Illegal gold miners begin digging a new tunnel. Illegal mining of gold has rocketed in many poor countries as gold prices have risen. This has created difficulties for established gold mining companies, dangers for the illegal miners themselves, as well as environmental problems.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"Black and Bold"- A labourer holds out his discolored and calloused hands which have endured years of hard shifts at the metal polishing factory.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"A rusty affair"- A worker covers his face with a piece of cloth while working at a metal polishing factory during International Labour Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Many laborers throughout the country often work under difficult and dangerous circumstances without using proper safety equipment.

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Spanish miners conflict
Langreo, Spain
By EA1CRK
05 Jul 2012

Soton Coal Mine, Spain. Anti riot police agents of the National Police Corp disperse striking miners shooting rubber bullets and tear gas.

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Barricade of Spanish miners in front ...
Langreo, Spain
By EA1CRK
05 Jul 2012

Soton Coal Mine, Spain: Road closed. Barricade of spanish miners in front of Coalmine

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Illegal Gold Mines Indonesia
Banyuwangi, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
13 Jan 2011

Illegal gold miners Ali and Supar cross river on their way home. Traveling 2km on foot from the mining camp to the edge of the forest weaving among the numerous trails. Before continuing their journey by motorbike to the village of Presanggaran.

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Uganda: Slaves of their own survival ...
Katwe,Village,Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
17 Aug 2012

Lake Katwe - Uganda - 2012-08-17- Formed about ten thousand years ago from a volcanic eruption, Lake Katwe lies in Queen Elisabeth National Park, in Kasese district, western Uganda, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo through Lake Edward. Lake Katwe salt mine is a source of livelihood to over three thousand people in the area and in good times hundreds of salt miners at Lake Katwe can make a reasonable living, even if in self-slavery. Due to the hyper saline water that sucks moisture from their bodies and infuses them with toxic chemicals, there are severe health complications. The smell of hydrogen sulphide is all over the place. For the women when the female reproductive organs get in contact with this salty water, more often they develop uterine complications. The men on the other hand are also affected. When the male organs come into contact with this salty water, they itch, which makes them scratch their male organs causing wounds. Surviving for a meager five dollars a day is a poor income. Coarse salt is still mined the way it was done over centuries years ago. Men, women and children all work at the mines for their own survival, including a large number of refugees from the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo. Workers extract three main products from Lake Katwe: blocks of rock salt used in curing hides; high quality salt crystals that can be sold as table salt; and salty mud that is used as salt licks for cattle. The picture shows a salt miner working on salt pans on the shore of Lake Katwe.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 2
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
17 Jan 2013

La Rinconada: "Pallaqueras" (women who select stones from the mine dumps) go to work in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 3
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
20 Jan 2013

A "Pallaquera" (a woman who selects stones from the mine dumps looking for gold) is pictured at work in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 15
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
17 Jan 2013

A miner guides a truck inside a goldmine in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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La Rinconada, into the gold's bubble 11
La RInconada, Peru
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
29 Sep 2009

29 September 2009. Two miners drive stones wagons to the mine dumps in La Rinconada, Ananea, Peru.

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miners prepare the hoisting system for a new oil derrick. As they prepare to drill a new well. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner finishes his shift on the oil derrick. Miners use a fork shaped stick to insure the down shaft is correctly positioned when pumping oil. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miner gathers buckets of crude oil to begin the distillation process of converting it into diesel fuel. Distillation is accomplished by heating the filtered crude oil to between 200 °C (392 °F) and 350 °C (662 °F). Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011

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The Vengeful Ghosts Of A Gold Mine
Karnataka, India
By Javed Iqbal
08 Mar 2013

Sudhram holds a photo of his wife Rukhmani Bai, who suffered and died from cancer in 2012 at the age 38. He had to sell over five acres of his land to upper-caste farmers to pay for her hospital bills. Today, he himself has the similar lesions that led to his wife's death.

He laughed when I asked him if he was afraid of death.

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Traditional oil wells East Java Indon...
Cepu, Indonesia.
By Jeffrey Bright
25 Jan 2011

Traditional oil miners prepare the hoisting system for a new oil derrick. As they prepare to drill a new well. Cepu, Indonesia. 25/01/2011