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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, www.ohvec.org

 

Click here to see more photos from Kayford Mountain

 

This picture is part of the National Memorials for the Mountains photo stream, hosted by www.ilovemountains.org.

  

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