Open cast mine for extracting copper

Open cast mine for extracting copper

T852/0015 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.5MB

Downloadable file size: 5.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEOFF TOMPKINSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Copper mine. Open cast mine for extracting copper deposits. Open cast mining involves the stripping of whole layers of rock to form a pit. Open cast mining is usually used when extensive mineral deposits lie near the surface of the Earth. This kind of excavation is environmentally unsound because it involves the destruction of large areas of surface vegetation. Photograph of the Chuquicamata mine, Chile. The Andes mountains of Chile have one of the world's largest deposits of copper. This is mainly in the form of porphyry copper, a mixture of copper minerals distributed in a body of rocks formed by volcanic activity.

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

Keywords: andes, chile, chuquicamata mine, copper, copper mine, copper mining, mine, mining industry, open cast, open cast mine

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