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Black and white photograph of prisoners using hoes and shovels to move mining slurry along wooden sluce trough.

Black and white photograph of a lone prisoner pushing an ore car along a track with the Kolyma camp and its guard towers visible in the background.

Color sketch from Evfrosiniia Kersnovskaia's self-illustrated memoirs of two miners working with lanterns and pneumatic drills. In the accompanying text, Kersnovskaia recalls an episode when she was working in a mine and one of the construction managers informed her about a fire in the mine. She did not panic, but calmly cleaned her working space and left.

Photograph of a cart full of ore being pulled out of a mine with six prisoners standing near the mine entrance in Kolyma.

Photograph of mine shaft opening with tracks and wooden framework. Kolyma, 2002.