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Sixty percent of the world's mica comes from India, but much of that exportation is done illegally. Australian newspaper The Age reports that India "officially" produces about 15,000 tons of mica a year, but exported more than 130,000 tons in 2011-12. And where there are illegal mica mines, there are child workers. (The Age talked to one, a terrified 12-year-old named Salim, who has been mining for a year.)

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