Snow accents the contours of a fresh valley fill at a coal mine site seen in an aerial view. Tops of mountains are blasted away and flattened to reveal a small seam of coal, and the rock and debris is dumped into V-shaped valleys filling in stream beds.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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aerial views, charleston (west virginia), coal (mineral), coal industry and production, concepts (subject), destruction of woodlands, disasters, environmental damage, industrial mines, industrial views, industry and production, man and nature (concept), minerals, natural forces and phenomena, north america, precipitation, scenes and views, snow, southern states, subject, united states, weather, west virginia, winter views
- Contained in galleries
- Mountaintop Removal USA_National Geographic magazine 3/2006