Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:49 PM cstanton

Great Photos of Afghan Miners

I found these pictures on the web of some miners over in Afghanistan. It really is sad the conditions that these people work and live in. These people have been mining for generations with no real modern equipment. The men mine much like their ancestors did, with simple hammers. Afghanistan's underground is rich with natural resources. They find wealths of coal and other minerals, but the main gem that they are searching for is lapis lazuli, which has been being sold legally for the last fifty years from Afghanistan. Pay on a good day is about $10 USD, but they do it because there is no other work available. Take a look at what these people have to go through every day.

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