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mining on the wilde side 2010

Chile 2010; Copiapo; MINNING-ON THE WILDE SIDE. “we have son many pirquineros in the mountains. Some donĀ“t come back. Maybe they left. Maybe they died. Nobody knows,” says Ignacio Nazar.
Freelance miners, knwon as “pirquineros” burrow deep underground, with rudimentary safety measures.
Hazardz and freedom: Pirquineros say they like being able to make their own decisions. And there is always the slim chance striking it rich.

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