Deforestation of rainforest from mining, Tasmania

Deforestation of rainforest from mining, Tasmania

E640/0362 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 6.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Deforestation. View of barren, deforested hills caused by copper mining in Queenstown, Tasmania, an area previously covered with temperate rainforest. The environmental damage here has been caused by tree-felling, sulphur, fire and rainfall. Furnaces at the copper mines burned huge amounts of timber. Smelters emitted sulphur polluting the air and soil, preventing tree growth and encouraging ground fires. Rainfall has subsequently eroded the deforested hills. Queenstown has been a mining centre since 1883.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: copper, copper mining, defores, deforest, deforestation, environment, geography, mining, mining copper, rainforest, tasmania, temperate, temperate rainforest

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.