Arizona copper mine, satellite image

Arizona copper mine, satellite image

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Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Arizona copper mine. Satellite image of an open-pit copper mine in Arizona, USA, showing the enormous leach ponds and tailings piles that surround the pits themselves. Arizona produces 60 percent of the total copper mined in the USA. Imaged by NASA's Terra satellite, on 31st May 2012.

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