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Bogatyr Open-Cast Coal Mine

Bogatyr Open-Cast Coal Mine

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.
No rating yet08/04/2005957Google Earth Logo
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GRES-2 Coal Power Plant

GRES-2 Coal Power Plant

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.
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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.
Rating of 3.403/15/20071,911Google Earth Logo
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Soby brown coal mine

Soby brown coal mine

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.
No rating yet10/02/2007729Google Earth Logo
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Loy Yang Coal Power Plant

Loy Yang Coal Power Plant

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...
Rating of 410/04/2007771Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 307/26/2007840Google Earth Logo
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Open cast coal mine - Borodino

Open cast coal mine - Borodino

The Borodino mine is one of the largest in Siberia.
Rating of 310/04/2005802Google Earth Logo
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Recreio coal mine

Recreio coal mine

Recreio open pit coal mine.
No rating yet08/30/2005782Google Earth Logo
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Phalaborwa Open Pit Mine, South Africa

Phalaborwa Open Pit Mine, South Africa

There is a huge open pit mine that looks like a crater, which is roughly 270tf deep.
Rating of 3.37508/20/20051,577Google Earth Logo
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Coal Mine

Coal Mine

Cole Mine near Eppingen/Gemmingen (GER)
Rating of 011/21/2005865Google Earth Logo
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Brown coal mine, Germany - overlay

Brown coal mine, Germany - overlay

Overlay of a German brown coal mine.
Rating of 3.2508/11/2005853Google Earth Logo
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Dragline Excavator

Dragline Excavator

A dragline excavator at the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine near Hibbing,MN. This mine is the largest open pit iron mine in the world. The mine is approximately 3 miles long, 2 miles wide, and 535 feet deep.
Rating of 201/25/20071,985Google Earth Logo
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