Monstrous Mines

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Monstrous Mines

Date: 06/12/2023     State: NV     Issues: Climate, Mining, Watersheds, Wild Lands     Partners: Earthworks, Western Shoshone Defense Project Airport Origin : Elko, NV    


Our overflight examined the Barrick Goldstrike Mine, Gold Quarry Mine, Barrick Cortez Hills Mine, and Lone Tree Mine. These gigantic mines were alarming to see from the air. EcoFlight has been flying mining operations for years, from the Rosemont pits in Arizona to uranium mines in the Grand Canyon to the mind-bogglingly expansive Elk Valley Coal mines in Canada, and yet the scale and intensity of Nevada's mines were jaw-dropping. Sunken into the earth, these massive operations are impossible to see from eye-level.

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