Divers in the Philippines disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk and blindly dig for hours in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It is a risky business: As the miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the jury-rigged compressor that provides air may fail. Larry Price and Hari Sreenivasan document the dangerous venture undertaken by adults and children.

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Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.

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February 24, 2015 /
Tom Hundley, Larry C. Price
The world wants gold. In developing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia families struggle to survive. The result? Children and teens toiling in the mines, risking mercury and cyanide...
February 19, 2015 / PBS NewsHour
Larry C. Price
Award-winning photographer Larry C. Price looks at children working in the gold mines of Southeast Asia.