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Silver jewellery manufacturing. Worker guiding a rod of silver through a set of rollers at a jewellery factory. Silver, a precious metal used in jewellery, is soft, ductile and malleable. This means that it can be easily worked into different shapes to make and decorate jewellery. This is the Kuranakh jewellery factory run by the OOO Aldanzoloto mining company that operates the Kuranakh gold and silver mines. Kuranakh is in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), in eastern Russia. Photographed on 1 September 2005.
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