Five wells were successively constructed in 1930 to exploit Kipushi's large copper and zinc deposits. The last one was built between 1970 and 1974. Since 1996, an army of women and children has been turning the sterile rocks extracted from the bowels of the earth into gravel.
Keywords used by Gwenn Dubourthoumieu to describe this photograph: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, Congo, Katanga, Kipushi, Gécamine, copper, mine, ruin
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