Larimar Mines, DR
Larimar Mines, DR

A local man walks the road towards the mine at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015. Larimar can only be found in the Dominican Republic. The larimar mines, which are poorly constructed and reinforced make for very dangerous conditions. Most of the miners working here also live in the area in small huts and houses. While the conditions they work in are poor, the mines allow a modest income in an area where there is little employment.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

A young miner looks to the camera at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

A miner exits a mine under a sign that says "Christ Has Come" at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

A miner holds out some polished stones for sale at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

Men pause for a break at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

Young men greet each other mid-day at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

Men take a break for lunch at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

A young man poses for a photograph with his motorcycle at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.

Larimar Mines of the DR
Larimar Mines of the DR

A miner carries jugs of water through the camp for the miners at the larimar mines in Barahona, Domincan Republic on Feb. 9, 2015.