Gold rush for illegal miners ahead of festive season

It's illegal, dangerous and sometimes fatal. It also comes at a considerable cost to the economy. But, as the festive season draws closer, expectations rise. Anything from cash to food and gifts. And it's costly to travel home. So, the rush is on. For some, it is really for gold.
Scavenging in the blistering heat, hoping to spot a golden nugget.

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