Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, December 19, 2016

Pit Mine - Bottom

As part of the tour of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, we went to the very bottom of the biggest open pit. The small openings are old mining tunnels which have been exposed by the massive excavation.
It's over one thousand feet (300 meters) down.
In this next photo notice the crack running up the rock face - it's a fault line, made very clear by the excavations and not something you'd notice on the surface. The truck gives a sense of scale.
And finally here's a wide-angle shot - the large trucks help the viewer to realize the massive size and depth of the pit.
I'll be taking a week off from blogging to spend time with the family over the holidays. Visit Our World Tuesday to see lots more blog posts from around the world.


  1. Wow that is gigantic! Wonder if the mining company will be required to reclaim this disturbed area?

  2. This series is very interesting. Happy Holidays.

  3. Awesome photography as usual ~ thanks,

    Wishing a Very Merry Christmas ~ ^_^

  4. Just amazing photos, Al!
    Yes, the truck gives a sense of scale! Wow!


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