Photos: The dangerous work of conflict mineral mining in the Congo

Path to the mine

On the path approaching the Kalimbi mine, halfway down the mountain, there is a sharp descent where Tunnel 20 has been chipped out.

The photos of Fiona Lloyd-Davies in the DRC were supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

READ: How conflict minerals funded a war that killed millions, and why tech giants are finally cleaning up their act

Image: Fiona Lloyd-Davies

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.