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Gold mining dredge. The buckets of the dredge are used to scoop mud from a flooded area of ground in a gold mine. The mud will be processed to extract the gold it contains. This is the ZAO Aldgold gold mine in Verkhni Kuranakh village. Photographed in 2005, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.
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