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Behind the scenes: Colombia's gold rush
 
A gold miner more than a kilometre down a 400-year-old shaft at Marmoto, Colombia, a few hours from Medellin [Josh Rushing]
Miners inside a 400-year-old mineshaft at Marmato [Josh Rushing]
An Afro-Colombian woman works in a mine in Mondomo [Josh Rushing]
A bucket of earth, in search of flecks of gold [Josh Rushing]
Modern mining with large machines coexists with the oldest form of mining - humans clawing through the mud - in Mondomo [Josh Rushing]
Gigantic brown holes scar the mountainside in Mondomo; environmental destruction associated with mining is on the rise across the country [Josh Rushing]
Miners in Mondomo are poisoning the town's water according to the local mayor of Santander de Quilichao [Josh Rushing]
A miner at Mondomo mining site [Josh Rushing]
A child miner looks over the damage at the Mondomo mining site [Josh Rushing]
A child miner at work [Josh Rushing]
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