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In the jungle near Laberinto Island, PERU, Feb. 8, 2007 - Miners work to clear an area in the jungle to expand their mining pit. The locals feel that, though they are cutting down precious forest and damaging the local ecosystem, that their work ultimately does far less damage to the environment then the other options: timber and oil drilling. The miners of this crew work in 24-hour shifts, one day on and one day off, earning on average 1½ to 2 grams of gold per day, or about $30 to 45 dollars. .