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Dr J

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Looking for impressive workings
Posted: 14/10/2020 00:07:27
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As already suggested, Superpit takes some beating, elsewhere in Oz, there's Broken Hill in NSW - plenty of big holes all around the town, Mount Isa in QA, Latrobe Valley in Victoria has some major opencast coal diggings, with machinery to match...or if you don't mind just remote stuff, then the various ironstone workings of the Pilbara - Tom Price area etc...

Cooper Pedy with its endless opal workings could prove interesting too, literally thousands of shafts and 'mullock' heaps, diggings...spacecraft from Pitch Black..!

Outside of Oz, there's the big workings in US - Bingham Canyon (now its not buried in landslide debris!), various diggings in Nevada..or head down to Chile, the very biggest holes in the world...

Across in Sweden, there's Aitik opencast mine short distance from Gallivare, neighbouring the same place, Malmberget, think some of the massive open workings there not yet fully filled... Or, head bit further north into the Arctic Circle, there's Kiruna, could be impressive viewing the major subsidence collapses...and the city being moved building by building because of it...

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Posted: 14/10/2020 08:22:27
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caver1 wrote:

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Rio Tinto mine in Spain?


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Another one of Cocksbarrow clay pit in Cornwall.



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IP: 2.217.179.73 Edited: 14/10/2020 08:23:13 by Edwardov
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