Once There Was A Mountain!!

by Sherij July. 09, 2008 3125 views

These snaps are of a Gold Mine in Victor Colorado!
The Mine is still operating today and the Mining Company is still expanding!! They are just about ready to strip another Mountian!!

There has been quite a few law suits,but nothing can stop this Mining Company from stripping the land. They have paid fines for heavy use of chemicals and other stuff. The fines have totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars,but what's that compared to making 10 million a month?? Even the Sierra Club lost the battle to this Mining Company!!

Such a shame to see such destruction!!

This is the old part of the Mine that is no longer in operation.

I think this was the Foreman's house??

New places to dig and ruin a Mountain!!

Some parts of this Mine go as deep as a mile!!

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Angelochik 13 years, 1 month ago

woow

13 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mary 13 years, 2 months ago

Wow--it looks like another Grand Canyon. The same type of thing is happening in the eastern hills in Appalachia--mining for coal/logging. Sad but true.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jumiella 13 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful views!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mario Jean 13 years, 2 months ago

Superb photos of a desolating scene...

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Luiza 13 years, 2 months ago

super!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 13 years, 2 months ago

Such a contrast with the landscape. Great set!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Fotofoto 13 years, 2 months ago

Estan todas muy buenas, pero si tengo que elegir me quedo con la #4.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tonya 13 years, 2 months ago

It is a shame, but your photos are outstanding and really show what is happening.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 2 months ago

Great and interesting post Sheri..

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Vterezia 13 years, 2 months ago

fantastic shots!!...........beautiful colours!!!!!!!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Stormfish 13 years, 2 months ago

actually, even though i understand your concerns and usually find the descruction of nature asad thing, i must disagree here. this mine is BEAUTIFUL... at least in the pictures you take from it.

sometimes, moving a mountain can mean discovering tons of gold... ;-)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pete 13 years, 2 months ago

do they even talk about fixing it up when leaving?

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 13 years, 2 months ago

fantastic SheriJ.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Peregol 13 years, 2 months ago

Wow!!! Great post!!!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 13 years, 2 months ago

Such Devastation!! Mankind is destroying this earth everyday, and alot of people turn a blindeye!! Its so sad that this happens and alot of other things happen!! Thanks for sharing those images, even though they are sad :( Mountains don't come back :( Great reportage Sheri

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lisa 13 years, 2 months ago

So sad! Thanks for sharing though. Hopefully something will be able to stop them.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mat 13 years, 2 months ago

It is a shame, but even then, there is a subtle beauty of the earth laid bare. Nicely captured Sheri!

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