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Trucks churn up coal dust at the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine in the South Gobi desert. The Tavan Tolgoi deposit is estimated to possess 6.5 billion tons of coal, including high-grade coking coal — a product vital to the steel-making process. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Changing Mongolia

Mongolia's Long Road To Mining Wealth

Mongolia is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a pastoral society to one whose economy is based on mining, especially copper and coal. With the change has come opportunity — and loss.

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'Double Indemnity' Is 75, But Anklets (And Film Noir) Are Forever

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New California Law Requires Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns

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Trucks churn up coal dust at the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine in the South Gobi desert. The Tavan Tolgoi deposit is estimated to possess 6.5 billion tons of coal, including high-grade coking coal — a product vital to the steel-making process. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Long Road To Mining Wealth

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