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In the jungle near Laberinto Island, Peru, Feb. 8, 2007 - A group of miners pause for a moment having just transported a truck engine, re-tooled to use as a pump, onto a makeshift pontoon raft in one of the mining pits. The entire operation is very rudimentary, leaving the miners to use truck engines to pump the earth from the pit, and their own ingenuity and physical strength to make due for the rest. The miners of this crew work in 24-hour shifts, one day on and one day off, earning on average 1 1/2 to 2 grams of gold per day, or about $30 to 45 dollars. .