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Sudan’s Gold Rush: Miners risk it all for scraps of gold

By Al Jazeera
27 December 2016   |   5:14 pm
Gold miners in Sudan are risking their lives to feed their families. They are using mercury and cyanide to get to the gold dust, and the toxic chemicals not only affect the miners but everyone else nearby.

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