February 1, 2009 in Idaho
Dan Pelle photo

Sally Dunn, right, and Melody Ross work in the assay lab at the Pend Oreille Mine in Metaline Falls, Wash. They will lose their jobs when the mine closes. Says Dunn, 43, “I don’t do a lot of it, but I’m praying. I hope they reopen this place; I’m fearful they won’t.”


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