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21. Houses built over mining pits (Ifanato)

Houses built over mining pits (Ifanato)
These makeshift houses are built over mining pits as a way to stake a claim to them 24-hours a day and protect them from other miners. Crime is sadly a common feature of mining towns, from petty theft to gun violence. There are a number of contributing factors: the large amounts of cash on hand, the small size of sapphires that makes them easy to steal and difficult to track, desperation from unsuccessful miners, a lack of community allegiance because of the high number of immigrants, and corruption within law enforcement and government.