Tuesday, 7 March 2006

The Tailings Dry Dam

This is the NEW!! dry tailings facility at the mine. The stuff that comes out after all the nickel is removed is thickened to extract as much water as possible, while still allowing pumping. Then it is pumped out of these tall risers all over the dam. The water runs off to the side and the mud dries to form a solid lake. It is huge, desolate, baron and awe inspiring. Posted by Picasa

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