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|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. |
|The three huge open pit coal mining sites of Inden, Heimbach and Garzweiler in western Germany, including the power plants of Weisweiler, Neurath and Frimmersdorf and placemarks for all mammut bucket chain excavators.||03/31/2006||1,141|
|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.
|Many large (45,500 ton) Krupps strip mining machines in Germany||03/27/2006||1,697|
|Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...||10/24/2005||1,442|
|Mining sites in Hungary as of 2011.07.07.|
Including mining sites, concession and research sites.
|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...||04/30/2006||1,535|
|More info on this huge mining area to be found here:|
|Some sort of mining facilities, each with a letter and number designation carved into the earth.||03/17/2007||1,411|
|near Spremberg (Brandenburg), Germany|
|This big mining operation in South Africa´s Northern Cape Province features an open pit "crater" which is roughly 900m in diameter.||08/29/2005||952|
|Huge area of chalks open mining. Very deep. ||08/06/2005||409|