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What to Know About Mining in Congo

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What to Know About Mining in Congo

Dionne Searcey
Eric Lipton

Dionne Searcey and Eric Liptonđź“ŤReporting from Democratic Republic of Congo

The price of cobalt has skyrocketed in recent years, and the impact is clear in the cobalt-rich area near Kasulo. Trucks driving vats of chemicals rumble onto giant mines that produce hundreds of thousands of tons of ore.

But regular people, and sometimes children, also grab a pickax and start digging. They’re known as artisanal miners, as opposed to industrial miners.

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