Friday, April 22, 2011

Open Pit and Strip Mines

Roughly from smallest footprint to largest, below are some MAPfrappe comparisons between various open pit & surface mining operations and the city of Washington DC:


Mirny Diamond Mine, Russia


Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, Utah


 Carajás Iron Ore Mine, Brazil


Asbest Asbestos Mine, Russia


Diavik Diamond Mine, Canada


Venetia Diamond Mine, South Africa


Chuquicamata Copper Mine, Chile


Chingola Copper Mine, Zambia


Udachny Diamond Mine, Russia


North Rhine-Westphalia Lignite Mines, Germany




Related links:

Mines
Mirny Diamond Mine, Russia (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, United States (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Carajás Iron Ore Mine, Brazil (MAPfrappe)
Asbest Asbestos Mine, Russia (MAPfrappe)
Diavik Diamond Mine, Canada (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Venetia Diamond Mine, South Africa (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Chuquicamata Copper Mine, Chile (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Chingola Copper Mine, Zambia (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Udachny Diamond Mine, Russia (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
North Rhine-Westphalia Lignite Mines, Germany (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Athabasca Oil Sands Mines, Canada (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)

Hydro dams and their reservoirs
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, United States (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Fort Peck Dam, United States (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Akosombo Dam and Lake Volta, Ghana (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)
Churchill Dam and the Smallwood Reservoir, Canada (MAPfrappe) (Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. Incredible stuff, and very interesting project. Thanks for sharing!

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