A view of the landscape surrounding the Mogok area small-scale pit mine shown in the two previous slides; two children are seen sorting through some of the earth that was removed from the pit to get down to the gem-bearing layers. It is common for children to help their families with some of the less heavy work and to sort through earth that the miners have finished with in hopes of finding some small colored stones that were overlooked.

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