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A life in ‘magical’ Magma (access required)

Beginning in 1955, miner Onofre Tafoya spent 37 years working in the Magma Mine near San Manuel.Getting a job as a hard-rock miner at the age of 26 was the first chance Onofre Tafoya had to feed himself, his wife and their children.“I could pay cash for my groceries and gasoline,” he says of the ...

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