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Gold mine drilling. Exploratory drilling being carried out at a gold field. This is the Bokovoye gold field, mined by the OOO Aldanzoloto mining company that operates the Kuranakh gold and silver mines. This gold field is near Kuranakh in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), in eastern Russia. Photographed on 1 September 2005.
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