Copper mine, USA

Copper mine, USA

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Caption: Copper mine. This is the Copperhill copper mine in Copperhill, Tennessee, USA, in 1939. Sulphur dioxide, a by-product of open roast smelting of the copper, has killed off all the vegetation in the area.

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Keywords: 1930s, 1939, 20th century, american, bare, barren, burra burra mine, copper basin, copper mine, copperhill, damage, damaged, devegetated, devegetation, ducktown, environmental science, historical, history, industrial, industry, loss of vegetation, north america, open cast, polluted, pollution, sulfur, sulphur dioxide, tennessee, united states, us, usa

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