Myanmar (Burma), Hpakant, Kachin State
Small-scale jade miners search a huge pile of rubble, dumped by a commercial mining company, as they scavenge for rough jade among the waste. Everyday young men, who have migrated from different regions of Myanmar with a dream to find a short-cut to wealth, swarm across mountains of mining waste dumped by government licensed mining companies in a search for riches.
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