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|This is the worlds largest open-cast coal mine, the long thin face is about 6 x 1/4 miles and the W shaped face is about 3 x 2 miles. To the north you can find GRES-2, a very large Coal burning powerplant and to the east of this mine you can see an incredibly long canal flowing south-east.||08/04/2005||877|
|This is a very large coal burning power plant in eastern Kazakhstan, with what is reported to be the tallest chimney in the world (420m). There should be another station very similar nearby, called GRES-1, although I can't locate it myself. This power station is just north of the worlds largest open-cast coal mine, the Bogatyr mine.||08/04/2005||622|
|Open-cut Coal Mine, Victoria, Australia.||10/08/2005||873|
|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. |
|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.
|Loy Yang Power Station is a brown coal fired power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south eastern Victoria, Australia. Loy Yang is a base load supply station, and produces about one third of Victoria's electricity requirements.|
Four giant bucket-wheel excavators operate 24 hours a day in the Loy Lang open cut mine, feeding coal directly to the boilers...
|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.
|Recreio open pit coal mine.||08/29/2005||723|
|The largest man-made hole in Africa is located 360 kilometres north-east of South African capital, Pretoria. The Palabora copper mine was excavated open-cast for 38 years: the end-result is easily visible from space: the pit now approaches 2000 metres in diameter and 762 metres deep (more than 230 metres beneath sea level).|
In 2002 owner Rio Tinto declared the pit's depth meant surface e...
|An open-cast mine just outside Cape Town, in the Durbanville hills area.||09/23/2005||850|
|There is a huge open pit mine that looks like a crater, which is roughly 270tf deep.||08/19/2005||1,500|
|Cole Mine near Eppingen/Gemmingen (GER)||11/20/2005||807|