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Coal mining shaft tower

Coal mining shaft tower

Mining shaft of the former coal mine "Consolidation" in
Gelsenkirchen (Germany).
The mine is closed because it´s unprofitable to keep it open but the mining shaft is still standing.
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Alsen Chalks open mining itzehoe

Alsen Chalks open mining itzehoe

Huge area of chalks open mining. Very deep.
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Cerrejon Coal Mine

Cerrejon Coal Mine

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.
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Argyle open pit Diamond Mine, Australia

Argyle open pit Diamond Mine, Australia

More info on this huge mining area to be found here:
http://www.mining-technology.com/projects/argyle/
Rating of 3.508/21/2005951Google Earth Logo
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Big mining machines

Big mining machines

Many large (45,500 ton) Krupps strip mining machines in Germany
Rating of 3.22222222203/27/20061,612Google Earth Logo
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Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

The solar power station Espenhain is in a former open mining with Espenhain (in Saxonia) established a solar power station. This power station is a Photovoltaik plant.

It is solar a community project of the citizens of Berlin project development company Geosol and the Shell AG. On that 16 hectares large areas supply 33,500 solar modules a total output of approximately five megaw...
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CN - Sichuan - Panzhihua

CN - Sichuan - Panzhihua

Panzhihua, previously called Dukou, was founded only 40 years ago on the higher part of the Yangzi Jiang river area.

Open mining, controlled by PanxiGroup is the main activity of this city of more than 500.000 inhabitants.

The present spot is centered on a mining place located on top of a mountain. Zooming here makes possible to see part of extraction technics. You...
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Mining Operation - Germany

Mining Operation - Germany

Looks alot like snow, but this is in fact a mnining center in germany.
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Open Pit Mine, South Africa

Open Pit Mine, South Africa

This big mining operation in South Africa´s Northern Cape Province features an open pit "crater" which is roughly 900m in diameter.
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Mining sites in Hungary as of 2011.07.07.

Mining sites in Hungary as of 2011.07.07.

Mining sites in Hungary as of 2011.07.07.
source: http://www.mbfh.hu/home/html/index.asp?msid=1&sid=0&hkl=146&lng=1

Including mining sites, concession and research sites.
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Bagger 288

Bagger 288

The Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. When completed, Bagger 288 replaced the Space Shuttle Crawler-Transporter as largest tracked vehicle in the world. It was built for the job of mining coal in Hambach, Germany. It can excavate 240,000 ton...
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Morocco mining facilities

Morocco mining facilities

Some sort of mining facilities, each with a letter and number designation carved into the earth.
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