Gold mine blasting

Gold mine blasting

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Credit: PETER BOWATER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gold mine blasting. Clouds of dust from explosions being used to remove material lying over a seam of gold. This unwanted material is called overburden. Mining by removing the surface like this is called opencast mining. Photographed in Zimbabwe.

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Keywords: africa, blasting, cloud, collapse, dust, exploding, explosion, geological, geology, gold mine, industrial, industry, mine, mining, open cast, opencast, overburden, precious metal, technological, technology, zimbabwe

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