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|This KMZ file includes the site where the platina (a natural alloy of platinum) mining site could have been along Beegum Creek in Shasta County. It also has a possible route they took to get it to Platina, and a tour following that path.||05/11/2010||676|
|This is a 1.7km long conveyor belt that transports clay and chalk from the quarry to the Cemex cement factory, built to save on lorry travel around the area.||01/04/2010||716|
|Rare earth element mines near Baotou city in China. / Unweit nördlich von Bayan Kuang befinden sich in metamorphen Gesteinen des Oberen Proterozoikums reiche Lagerstätten von Seltenen Erden, die im Tagebau abgebaut werden.||11/15/2009||770|
|Te-xing copper mine is in Jiangxi China.It is the largest open pit copper mines in Asia and the largest copper mines in China.||07/17/2009||892|
|Veiw of old coal strip pit. View in KMZ looks like a face. Rotate 180 degrees and it looks like an indian chief||02/16/2009||1,365|
|Huge Iron Mine in Peru.
*edited by admin*||01/28/2009||1,083|
|This is a Petronas oil platform in the middle of the desert north of N'Guigmi. ||01/24/2009||1,196|
| And it looks so good! It´s Africa! |
situated in the north of Botswana, this place (18km2!) is an open-field "mine" of salt. It´s the quantity of salt and microorganisms in the water witch produce those differences of colours.
built in 1991, by the company Soda Ash Botswana, this place produce 300 000Tons of soda and 650 000Tons of salt, each year.
The lake is ...
|.. Or, at least, looks like it.|
Here is the waste dumps "mountain" of the chuquicamata open pit copper mine. north of Chile. Its diameter is about 1600 meters!
... Would it be because the Santiago (name of the capital of the country) emblem is a scallop shell?
|During a hill walk on the "Heuberg" i found this two quarries||08/04/2008||1,303|
|Many films and other well know documents are stored in this location. There are offices and business that run from within the old limestone mine in Boyers PA.||05/07/2008||1,044|
|Old quarry near Besenovo village in Serbia. Water is very clean here. You can almost see the bottom. Great place for a little swim and relaxation. |
By the way, the swimming here is forbidden but nobody obey that rule :)
|Thanks to new image update you can see the holes of the opal mines.||10/02/2007||1,037|
|This is the danish lignite or brown coal mine of Soby opened 1939 and lasted till 1970. The mine was 4000 acres big and over 2000 people worked here.|
Today it's a museum with housings, a shop but also the equipment used to dig the coal.
The mine was also used as movie location for the danish Morten Korch movie "Vagabonderne paa Bakkegaarden" from 1958.
|This big hole is the mine Jeffrey (Asbestos mine)look like a foetus.||09/20/2007||1,455|
|Mining shaft of the former coal mine "Consolidation" in|
The mine is closed because it´s unprofitable to keep it open but the mining shaft is still standing.
|Porphyr is a vulcanic stone, used as macadam and polished as floor stone. You can see the quarry in Weinheim, Germany. ||06/16/2007||1,454|
|This is the Rillito Cement Plant in Rillito, Arizona.|
Here's a guide to how cement is made:
|Ivigtut was founded as a mining town. In 1806, cryolite was found in the area, and mining started in 1865. The mineral deposits were exhausted by 1987, and the town lost its economic base. Now, the town of Ivigtut is abandoned, and the only settlement of the municipality is the naval base Kangilinnguit (Grønnedal) east of Ivigtut which is to stay.|
The photo shows the mining hole ...
|this is the mountain from which most of the marble in Spain (and a little of europe) comes from from the ground it is truely spectacular to see.||03/24/2007||1,429|
|Some sort of mining facilities, each with a letter and number designation carved into the earth.||03/17/2007||1,597|
|Cerrejón is the world's largest export open pit coal mining operation. Coal production capacity is estimated in 22 million metric tons per year. Open pit mining is an operation that starts with the cleaning of the surface and the careful withdrawal of the topsoil layer, which is stored for future rehabilitation of the involved lands. |
|Asbestos mine of Balangero (Turin, Italy)||02/28/2007||869|
|With a huge 2,223,000 lb use-weight, the O&K RH 400 built in Germany the biggest front-shovel-excavator world-wide . It was presented in 1997 to the public in Dortmund officially.|
This colossus of two 16 cylinder engines is based on directly-injecting turbo-diesel-aggregates from the Cummins company. These two engines of the type QSK 60 are developping power of 4398 HP togeth...
|The Soudan Mine on the Vermilion Range is the oldest and deepest iron mine in Minnesota. Its opening in 1884 set the stage for Minnesota’s reign as the country’s leading iron ore producer. |
In 1880 Charlemagne Tower, a wealthy Pennsylvania industrialist, purchased some 20,000 acres of iron-rich land in northern Minnesota for development. Within two years he had incorporated the M...