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Gold mine blasting

Gold mine blasting

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PETER BOWATER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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