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Women, including the mine owner Daw Bauk Ja and her daughter Bauk Mai, pan gold from the muddy sediments that the miners collected during the day. The small family-run mine, owned by a 48 year old Kachin widow, can produce about 1 kyattha (a tical) which is worth about 800000 Kyats (about GBP 400) on a very productive day, but the cost of fuel, labour and other materials used for mining takes up a big chunk of their daily find.