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In the jungle near Laberinto Island, Peru, Feb. 8, 2007 - Miners work to drive logs into a pit, using nothing more than rope and their own strength. The posts are tied together in order to hold up an ore sifter. 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 11?2 to 2 grams of gold per day, or about $30 to 45 dollars. .