Abandoned Copper Mine

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    Kennecott, Alaska

    Perhaps my favorite place in Alaska was a hike up to an abandoned copper mine. The mine is in a very remote location about 175 miles from Valdez, beside the Kennicott Glacier. The mine was in operation from 1911 until it was eventually abandoned in 1938.

    Many of the rocks around the area are very green from their high copper consistency. It's no wonder the area was chosen for mining.


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    1. kashapriya 78 months ago | reply

      it really does look like it's collapsing in on itself - imploding?

    2. koinis 78 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo!

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    3. nishiology 78 months ago | reply

      Great capture

    4. WomanChild 78 months ago | reply

      That is an amazing thing to see and capture. You've caught it so kinetic it's making me dizzy to look at it. Fantastic!

    5. * Garron Nicholls * 78 months ago | reply

      Wonderful find! This place definitely needs a bit of exploring :)

    6. ♥siebe © 78 months ago | reply

      f a n t a st i c !
      great photo!

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    7. Wind Home 78 months ago | reply

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    8. marekfoto 78 months ago | reply

      Great composition!

    9. dolomitico 78 months ago | reply

      very interesting and well done!

    10. Dr Freezo 78 months ago | reply

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    11. ray_gade 78 months ago | reply

      perfect exposure! well done

    12. amichi's 78 months ago | reply

      Perfect shot!!

    13. by_kallikine 78 months ago | reply

      Beautiful job

    14. pexy 49 months ago | reply

      Very cool perspective. The best of the bunch

    15. michael alan donnelly 49 months ago | reply

      a bet there's a few ghosts roaming around that place woooooooooooooooo great capture

    16. lambertwm 49 months ago | reply

      This is a study in "Vanishing points" - amazing lines !!

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