Tag / potash mine

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    Corporate landscapes #3

    The sheer size of this slag heap is amazing. It is 250m high, 1100m long and 700m wide and contains 150 million tons of salt. And this is only what you see. The mine which is feeding this man-made mountain covers an area of 312 km². As you can imagine such a massive venture is not without consequences for the environment. With every rainfall salt will be washed out and…

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    Corporate landscapes #2

    This is an image of the opposite direction of my previous uploaded. The main building here and there is an analytical laboratory of one of the biggest potash mines in the world. The mountain in the back is the slag heap of the mine. (ISO 100, f8 @ 30mm, 1/500sec., 14:12)