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Kayford Mountain, West Virginia

Despite the massive scale of these operations, they are almost impossible to see from the ground. This enormous dragline (center right) at work on a mountaintop removal operation near Kayford Mountain, W.Va., is 22-stories high.


Taken on October 13, 2003.


photo by Vivian Stockman,


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Uploaded on August 28, 2006