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Stories Galamsey, the outlawed gold miners of Ghana 2017
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A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell", is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana.

Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of big companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.

With the exception of a few steam shovels used to make the initial ground breaking and a jackhammer here and there, most of the mining is done the old-fashioned way with picks and shovels. 

Kumasi, Ghana

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