Iron Ore Mine Tailings Pond

Iron Ore Mine Tailings Pond

from 210.00


Tailings are the waste and by-products generated by mining operations. The tailings seen here were pumped into the Gribbens Basin, next to the Empire and Tilden Iron Ore Mines in Negaunee, Michigan, USA. Once the materials are pumped into the pond, they are mixed with water to create a sloppy form of mud known as slurry. The slurry is then pumped through magnetic separation chambers to extract usable ore and increase the mine’s total output. Photographed at an altitude of 600 km from outer space by Digital Globe.

Artwork from the Exhibition "The Overview Effecct" by Uponwalls & Benjamin Grant, NYC

140x150 cm 695€ Printed on GoBond
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60x64 cm 210€ Unmounted C-Print