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Metal ore mine. Workers and excavation machinery in an underground tunnel at a metal ore mine. This is the Oktyabrsky polymetallic ore mine in Talnakh, in northern Siberia, Russia. The mine is operated by the Norilsk Nickel company. This mine is the largest polymetallic ore deposit in Russia. Metals mined here include copper and nickel. Photographed in 2007.
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