Mining workers stand near the portal of the tunnel of the Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc. in Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte on Monday (7 October 2014). This underground block caving has a depth of 1,300 meters. The mining firm is spending at least P3.2 billion this year for its copper-gold project, which targets to begin commercial operations in 2018. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto
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