Explosives set in pit at mile-wide Batu Hijau, a copper and gold min that is located on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa east of Jakarta.
After men set explosions, ore is removed from the open-pit mine with electric shovels and haul trucks. Tailings from processing are disposed in the ocean and waste rock in the rainforest raising environmental concerns.
- RANDY OLSON
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- 6000x4000 / 137.4MB
asia, color image, copper, day, gold, gold industry and production, image composition, indonesia, industry, industry and production, landscapes, lesser sunda islands, machinery, man made patterns (visual), mines, mining, no people, outdoors, patterns, photography, pits, production, roads, rock, southeast asia, sumbawa island
- Contained in galleries
- The Price of GOLD_National Geographic magazine_1/2009