Haiti mining for gold

Associated Press
In this April 10, 2012 photo, Genove Valcimon 70, right, plays music using his shovel as laborers work to his rhythm as they build a road that will lead to an exploratory drill site in the department of Trou Du Nord, Haiti. Haiti's land may yet hold the solution to centuries of poverty: there is gold hidden in its hills, and silver and copper too. Now, two mining companies are drilling around the clock to determine how to get those metals out, and how much it might cost.  (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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Haiti's land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills — and silver and copper, too. A flurry of exploratory drilling in the past year has found precious metals worth potentially $20 billion deep below the mountains.

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