March 2, 2009

Illegal Miners, Ghana

Photograph by Randy Olson

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Fevered by hopes of striking it rich, illegal miners claw sacks of "money stone"—gold ore—from the Pra River in Ghana. Their toil feeds the world's hunger for gold, and leaves a ruined landscape in its wake.


See more photographs from the January 2009 feature story "Gold."

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