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Porphyr-Facility, Weinheim Porphyr-Facility, Weinheim
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Porphyr is a vulcanic stone, used as macadam and polished as floor stone. You can see the quarry in Weinheim, Germany.

Cement Mining - Arizona Cement Mining - Arizona
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

This is the Rillito Cement Plant in Rillito, Arizona.

Here's a guide to how cement is made:
http://www.mine-engineer.com/mining/cement.htm

Ivigtut former cryolite mine Ivigtut former cryolite mine
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

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 ...

Marble Mountain Marble Mountain
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

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.

Morocco mining facilities Morocco mining facilities
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

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

Cerrejon Coal Mine Cerrejon Coal Mine
Nota (0-5): 3.40
Arquivo: [Earth

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.

Biggest Front Shovel Excavator, Aurora Oil Shale Mine, Canada Biggest Front Shovel Excavator, Aurora Oil Shale Mine, Canada
Nota (0-5): 0.00
Arquivo: [Earth

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...

Soudan Iron Mine - Oldest Mine in Minnesota Soudan Iron Mine - Oldest Mine in Minnesota
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

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...

Dragline Excavator Dragline Excavator
Nota (0-5): 2.00
Arquivo: [Earth

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.

A lot of little mines on desert Western (Xinkiang,China) A lot of little mines on desert Western (Xinkiang,China)
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth]

In this area there are a lot of little excavations.


diamond mine in Yakoutia (Russia) diamond mine in Yakoutia (Russia)
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

Russian: тру́бка Уда́чная, lit. successful pipe or lucky pipe) is a large diamond deposit in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located within the Arctic circle, at (66°25′N 112°19′E) in the Daldyn kimberlite field. Udachnaya was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the first Soviet di...

Snowy Waterfalls Snowy Waterfalls
Nota (0-5): 2.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Looks like frozen waterfalls, but is actually another mine.

Mining Operation - Germany Mining Operation - Germany
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Looks alot like snow, but this is in fact a mnining center in germany.

Ekati Diamond Mine Ekati Diamond Mine
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

The Ekati open pit diamond mine in northern Canada. Zoom in to see the huge trucks and excavators. Visit http://www.mining-technology.com/projects/ekati/ for more information on this mine.

Huge abandonned mine (Qinhai,China) Huge abandonned mine (Qinhai,China)
Nota (0-5): 3.33
Arquivo: [Earth]

In this area of Qinhai province they are a huge abandonned mine.

Pollution????

Oil Quest in Taklamakan (Xinjiang,China) Oil Quest in Taklamakan (Xinjiang,China)
Nota (0-5): 3.67
Arquivo: [Earth]

The Taklamakan (also Taklimakan) is a desert of Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It is known as the largest sand-only desert in the world. Some references fancifully state that Taklamakan means "if you go in, you won't come out"; others state that it means "Desert of Death" or "Place of No Return". "Mak...

Gafsa area mine of phosphate Gafsa area mine of phosphate
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

In the Gafsa area, phosphates represent the main ressource.

Mining Area C Mining Area C
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

BHP Billiton Iron site operated by HWE . One of BHP's 2 km Train also being loaded at the Train Load Out.

Telfar Gold Mine Telfar Gold Mine
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Newcrest Gold Mine in the Pilbara.

Big mine excavator Big mine excavator
Nota (0-5): 3.57
Arquivo: [Earth

High resolution! Near Grevenbroich, Germany.

Camouflaged buildings (Xinjiang,China) Camouflaged buildings (Xinjiang,China)
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

At least 4 buildings are camouflaged so well that they are even easier to spot.

It's probably for Oil..

Mt Whaleback Iron Ore mine Mt Whaleback Iron Ore mine
Nota (0-5): 4.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Mount Whaleback is the world's largest opencast iron mine. The ore is transported on a private railroad line to Port Hedland (422km north) for shipment

Nickel Mine of thio, New Caledonia Nickel Mine of thio, New Caledonia
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

30% of all nickel in the world come from new caledonia. The consequence is the destruction of forest and montains like here in thio.

Nickel mine Nepoui New caledonia Nickel mine Nepoui New caledonia
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth]

This kmz file contain three locations about the Nickel exploitation in Nepoui, new caledonia. The first one is the SLN mine of Nepoui-Kopeto, suttued at 1000m of altitude. The Nickel is then transported by a conveyor belt to the factory (second placemark) and once it is treated, the Nickel is carried away to the see where a ship take it to japan (third placemark).

Casa Grande Copper Mine, AZ Casa Grande Copper Mine, AZ
Nota (0-5): 3.50
Arquivo: [Earth

An abandoned Arizona copper mine in hi-res. Sadly, I can't find very much information on it.

Operating Mines in the Philippines OpeNota (0-5) Mines in the Philippines
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

This placemark will show you all the currently OpeNota (0-5) Mines in the Philippines, the Commodity(ies) and the Tenement Holders, as well as in-depth information on each tenement.

Information collated by Imaginet International Inc. For further information on the Philippines mining industry, check http://www.imaginet.com.ph/mining.htm

Mining in the Philippines Mining in the Philippines
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

The following placemarks indicate the Philippine Mineral Resources Development Projects which include

a. Philippine Mineral Development Projects On The Pipeline
b. Philippine Mineral Development Projects Under Review
c. Mineral Exploration Projects in the Philippines

Information collated by Imaginet International Inc. For further information on the Ph...

Agata Gold Agata Gold
Nota (0-5): 2.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Location Surigao Gold District, Mindanao Island, Region XIII. Geographical Coordinates Latitude: 9°10’00” - 9°20’30” Longitude: 125°30’00” - 125°34’00 Tenement Mineral Production Sharing Agreement No. (MPSA) 134-99-XIII awarded May 20, 1999. MPSA covers 7,679 hectares Commodity Gold Geology and Mineralization The area is characterized by greenschist overthrust by ultramafics, unconformably over...

lignite mine Meirama(Cerceda) lignite mine Meirama(Cerceda)
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Near Thermal Power Plant

Bobovdol coal mines Bobovdol coal mines
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Bobov Dol Mines EAD

Bobov Dol, Kyustendli District

Open pit mining in Germany Open pit mining in Germany
Nota (0-5): 3.40
Arquivo: [Earth]

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.

Mirna, Russia (Overlay) Mirna, Russia (Overlay)
Nota (0-5): 3.65
Arquivo: [Earth

This is a large diamond mine in Russia next to Mirna city. Its depth is 525 m and diameter is 1,25 km.

Big mining machines Big mining machines
Nota (0-5): 3.22
Arquivo: [Earth

Many large (45,500 ton) Krupps strip mining machines in Germany

Monte Kali Monte Kali
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

The salt mountain or also kali mountain is the kali stockpile in Neuhof-Ellers of the K+S Kali GmbH. It is also called in the vernacular "Monte Kali". The stockpile consists of approx 50 million tons predominantly sodium chloride and calcium sulfate and is thus one of the largest dumps of Europe.

http://www.rhoenseite.de/galerie/rhoen/kaliberg.html


Rio Narce Gold Mine Rio Narce Gold Mine
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Gold Mine in the West of Asturias

Powerplant Fortuna Powerplant Fortuna
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

This powerplant in Niederaussem west of Cologne is a new one that replaced the old brown coal plant. South west you see the remains of the old brown coal briquette factory and their brown coal mines.

Palabora copper mine Palabora copper mine
Nota (0-5): 3.60
Arquivo: [Earth

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...

Limestone Quarry - Thornton, IL Limestone Quarry - Thornton, IL
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

This was at one time the world's largest limestone quarry. Half of the site will soon be used as a reservior for the sewer system during heavy rain situations.

Lazarevac mines Lazarevac mines
Nota (0-5): 3.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Lazarevac open mine. Situated 40 kilometers south from Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro.

Ursa Major Ursa Major
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

The Black Thunder thermal coal mine, located in the Southern Powder River Basin of Wyoming has the the third-largest dragline ever built, it was assembled on site over a three-year period at a cost of US$50 million. It's name is Ursa Major.
More information at:
http://www.mining-technology.com/projects/thunder/

a mine, France a mine, France
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

a mine in the middle of France.

mine, nantes, France mine, nantes, France
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

A mine near Nantes in France.

Phosphate deposits, Boucraa Phosphate deposits, Boucraa
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

The phosphate deposits in Boucraa, have been considered Western Sahara's main natural resources. Northwest of the site is the departure of a giant conveyor belt to the port of El Ayoun,100 km away.

Colliery Prosper Haniel Colliery Prosper Haniel
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

The (hard) coal mine “Colliery Prosper Haniel” in Bottrop, Ruhr Area has got four locations:
The mines Prosper IV and Prosper V in Kirchhellen (a part of Bottrop), the biggest one: Haniel, near Oberhausen and Prosper II, an abandoned pit near the Coke plant “Prosper”. Here is only coal dressing, the Training and a Monument called „Malakow-Turm”.
The colliery's important data: 4.19...

Coal Mine Coal Mine
Nota (0-5): 0.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Cole Mine near Eppingen/Gemmingen (GER)

Chuquicamata Chuquicamata
Nota (0-5): 1.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Chuquicamata is the biggest copper mine in the world. It is located near to Calama city at north of Chile.

 Homestake Gold Mine, South Dakota Homestake Gold Mine, South Dakota
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Homestake Gold Mine was the oldest, largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere, reaching more than 8000 feet below the town of Lead.

Ovacik Gold Mine Bergama Ovacik Gold Mine Bergama
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

Ovacik Gold Mine Bergama Izmir TURKEY. From flight between Istanbul and Izmir in 2004. Projection is not so bad but the mine has changed significantly over the time. Thanks for looking.

Brown coal opencast working, Germany Brown coal opencast working, Germany
Nota (0-5): 1.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Here you see two (in the north a third one) brown coal opencast workings. They wander to the north. Several villages have been destroid and rebuild on other places.

Open-cut Coal Mine Open-cut Coal Mine
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Open-cut Coal Mine, Victoria, Australia.

Open cast coal mine - Borodino Open cast coal mine - Borodino
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

The Borodino mine is one of the largest in Siberia.

Oil field in Libya Oil field in Libya
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Oil field in the desert

Opencast Mining Cape Town Opencast Mining Cape Town
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

An open-cast mine just outside Cape Town, in the Durbanville hills area.

Cullinan Mine Cullinan Mine
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Today the Star of Africa diamond graces the Queen's apparel, but for millions (or thousands) of years, it lay buried here, at the Cullinan Mine near Pretoria, South Africa.


Mt. Morgan Mt. Morgan
Nota (0-5): 2.67
Arquivo: [Earth

Mt. Morgan open cut mine Central Queensland Australia

Bauxite aluminium smelter, Queensland, AU Bauxite aluminium smelter, Queensland, AU
Nota (0-5): 3.25
Arquivo: [Earth

Huge pile of bauxite at Alcoa Aluminium plant, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.

Mine near Korla, Xinjiang, China Mine near Korla, Xinjiang, China
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Some buildings and a big heap of coal.

Riotinto mine Riotinto mine
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

This is the second biggest opensky mine in the world, this mine have been used for two thousand years ago by Romans, and nowadays it's used by the NASA because the terrain is such as Mars, the dam you can see at the north of the mine are contamined waters.

Small mine in Xinjiang China Small mine in Xinjiang China
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth]

Small mine in Xinjiang China

Recreio coal mine Recreio coal mine
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Recreio open pit coal mine.

Open Pit Mine, South Africa Open Pit Mine, South Africa
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

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

Sishen Mine, South Africa Sishen Mine, South Africa
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

This huge open pit mine near Kathu, owned by Kumba Resources, is the biggest iron ore source in South Africa, located in the Northern Cape Province.

Toquepala Mine, Peru Toquepala Mine, Peru
Nota (0-5): 3.50
Arquivo: [Earth]

Here is an overlay of the Toquepala mine, Peru. As you can see, the overlay is of a more recent day as the GE-scan, as the main pit seems to be larger.

Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Santa Rita open pit copper mine, Silver City, New Mexico

Queen Mine, Bisbee AZ Queen Mine, Bisbee AZ
Nota (0-5): 3.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Open pit copper mine in Bisbee, AZ, USA

Carajas Carajas
Nota (0-5): 4.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Carajas iron ore mining in Amazon.

Ranger Uranium Open Pit Mine, NT, Australia Ranger Uranium Open Pit Mine, NT, Australia
Nota (0-5): 2.60
Arquivo: [Earth

One of the largest uranium mines in the world, surrounded by World Heritage Kakadu N.P. in Autralia´s Northern Territory.
More info:
http://www.uic.com.au/emine.htm

Argyle open pit Diamond Mine, Australia Argyle open pit Diamond Mine, Australia
Nota (0-5): 3.50
Arquivo: [Earth

More info on this huge mining area to be found here:
http://www.mining-technology.com/projects/argyle/

Huge mine near Lima, Peru Huge mine near Lima, Peru
Nota (0-5): 3.33
Arquivo: [Earth

Huge mine near Lima.

Phalaborwa Open Pit Mine, South Africa Phalaborwa Open Pit Mine, South Africa
Nota (0-5): 3.38
Arquivo: [Earth

There is a huge open pit mine that looks like a crater, which is roughly 270tf deep.


Diamond mine, Mirny (Yakutia, Russia) Diamond mine, Mirny (Yakutia, Russia)
Nota (0-5): 2.91
Arquivo: [Earth

The greatest diamond mine in the world. Diameter of the pit is 1,200 meters, 525 meters deep.

Goettelborn Colliery Goettelborn Colliery
Nota (0-5): 4.50
Arquivo: [Earth

You can see the shaft towers over the shafts 2,3 and 4 (f.l.t.r)
The huge white tower over shaft 4 is the hightes shaft tower in the world.
The colliery is closed since 2000

Yuba River Goldfields, California Yuba River Goldfields, California
Nota (0-5): 5.00
Arquivo: [Earth

For hundreds of thousands of years, the Yuba River steadily washed sand and gravel out of the granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada and deposited it onto the flat floor of the Sacramento Valley. This gradual process changed abruptly when James Marshall discovered gold in the races of Sutter's Mill in 1948. Miners flooded the area, and the California Gold Rush—and its controversial environmental le...

Mine, Murmansk region, Russia Mine, Murmansk region, Russia
Nota (0-5): 1.00
Arquivo: [Earth

A mine, nearly 100 meters deep.

Mina La Escondida, Chile Mina La Escondida, Chile
Nota (0-5): 4.50
Arquivo: [Earth

Also see Chucicamata One of these two copper mines in the north of Chile is the largest man made hole, the other is the largest open pit mining operation. La Escondida has a convenient location on the Salta (Argentina) to Antofagasta (Chile) Railway Line. The famous Tren a las Nube...

Bogatyr Open-Cast Coal Mine Bogatyr Open-Cast Coal Mine
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

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.

Kennecott Copper Mine Kennecott Copper Mine
Nota (0-5): Sem nota
Arquivo: [Earth

Kennecott open-pit copper mine west of Salt Lake City, UT. Most productive copper mine in history and is currently 3/4 of a mile deep.

Brown coal opencast mining Brown coal opencast mining
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

near Spremberg (Brandenburg), Germany

http://www.rbb-online.de/_/abendschau/ausflugtipps_jsp/key=rbb_beitragex_2567402.html

Rhenish Brown Coal Area, Germany Rhenish Brown Coal Area, Germany
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier (various mines, surface, sub-surface, and future-planned, in Germany).

Open Pit Diamond Mines, Botswana Open Pit Diamond Mines, Botswana
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth

Shown are the Industrial Diamond mine at Letlhakane and the Jewelry grade diamond mine at Orapa.

Australasian Mines Australasian Mines
Nota (0-5): 2.67
Arquivo: [Earth]

Some of the big mine holes around the Australia / New Zealand / PNG/ Solomons area.

Mirnyj giant diamond mine Mirnyj giant diamond mine
Nota (0-5): 3.40
Arquivo: [Earth

Mirnij is the heart of the russian diamond mining, in the eastern part of Siberia. Here is a huge (nearly 1km wide) open-air mine near the city center - too bad it is in low resolution

Phosphate Mines, Morocco Phosphate Mines, Morocco
Nota (0-5): 4.00
Arquivo: [Earth]

Some phosphate mines around in Moroco (owned by OCP), and in Jordan (ownded by Jordan Phosphate Mines Company) , including a huge 20 miles wide mine at Morroco.

Chuquicamata mine, Chile Chuquicamata mine, Chile
Nota (0-5): 3.25
Arquivo: [Earth

The Atacama Desert in the north of the country contains major reserves of copper, gold, silver and industrial metals, it is the heart of Chile's mining industry. Chile's copper mines provide over 30% of the world's mine production of recoverable copper, according to to statisctics of the U.S. Department of the Interior.






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