Copper mine

Copper mine

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Credit: P.G. ADAM, PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Opencast copper mine at Morenci, Arizona, USA. The upper layers of the landscape have been stripped away to access copper ore lying beneath the surface. This type of mining dramatically alters the local environment and often involves the destruction of significant areas of vegetation.

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Keywords: american, arizona, copper mine, earth, geology, industrial, industry, metal, mineral, mineralogy, mining industry, morenci, north america, open pit, opencast, rock, soil, strip, united states, us, usa

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