Kemal Jufri

Tin Mining on Bangka Island

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    On Indonesia's Bangka Island, everything is mined. Here, a woman looks for tin in tailings left by the dredges.

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    Recently refined tin at Johan Murod’s smelter.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    On Bangka Island, the shoreline is overrun with homemade dredges that suck ore from the seabed.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Miners separate sand from tin ore.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Miners use traditional methods to mine for tin ore in the Sungai Liat area.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Tin ore sits in the Sungai Liat area of Bangka.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Workers rubble tin at the PT Timah tin plant in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Island, Indonesia.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Smoke billows from the smelter at the Timah plant.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Workers cast tin ingots at the Timah plant.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    A worker stamps tin ingots at the Timah plant.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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    Stacked tin ingots are wrapped for shipping in the warehouse of the plant.

    Photograph by Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg