When we dig into the ground to reveal precious metals, fossil fuel bags or a mineral seam dating back to a thousand years, we tear a page of Earth’s history away. Every material removed from the depths tells a dramatic past of hot volcanoes, cold ice ages, green-drenched rainforests or interactions between the Earth and unknown celestial bodies. . It took millions of years for precious matter to settle down and crystallize into minerals, but only with machines and explosives we can remove the past in just a few minutes.
Since the date of knowing the infinite amount of wealth (?) Lying underground, curiosity and driving force for social development have prompted people to dig deep into the mysterious world. It is not wrong to assert that mining makes up the modern world we know, but we do not know how heavy the influence of mining on nature is. Maybe when you look at the scars Age of Life If we leave it on the surface of the Earth, will we spend some time thinking about the things we have in hand.
From the text currently on the screen to the invisible data lines that send signals from the Earth into orbit, all is possible thanks to precious metals that have just woken up from a millennial slumber. Somewhere on Earth, alarm bells at the mines continued to summon long lines of workers, carrying hoes up their shoulders, into the deep mines.
Below are pictures showing how the mining industry changed the face of the Earth; We can call this the fingerprint that humanity left behind for posterity.
“Pegmatite Number 3” is one of the largest mining pits in the world, with up to 84 types of minerals present here.
Luc Bao Lake located in Qinghai Province, China is an abandoned mineral mine.
What came behind the mine were salt and many other minerals that were deposited in the luminous blue pools.
Oxidized iron accumulates in Spain’s Rio Tinto mining area.
Iron mixed with water made the scene appear like a color painting.
Minerals will turn red when exposed to air, and then darken when exposed to water.
The Carajas mine in Brazol, one of the largest iron mines on Earth.
Bingham Gorge Mine, also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine, is like a giant fingerprint on the Earth’s surface.
Los Filos gold mine in Mexico.
In the Amazon forest in Brazil, we have the Esperanca IV gold-stained camp near the native Menkragnoti place.
Also in the Amazon, but in Peru, a group of people deforestation to set up an illegal gold mine.
Reservoir of by-products after copper mining and refining in Rancagua, Chile.
Copper is one of Chile’s main exports.
The arid land encloses a reservoir of mineral by-products.
The winding path wrapped around the copper mine in Chile.
The scenery near the village of Lyovikha achieves an orange color thanks to the combination of river water and mineral extraction chemicals at the local mine.
The Khrustalny mine, which once produced up to 30% of the Soviet Union’s tin, is now abandoned.
Garzweiler lignite mine in Germany.
Lignite is formed from the process of compressing and consolidating peat naturally.
The coal mine stretches to the horizon in India.
The Eti Mine Works in Turkey is rich in lithium – a critical ingredient in current battery technology.
As the demand for electronics increases, the demand for lithium to make batteries will increase.
The Rossing Uranium mine in Namibia is one of the largest uranium mining regions in the world.
Leftover lake at an abandoned magnesite mine in Greece.
Mir diamond mine of Russia with thick snow layer.
What do our descendants, or more beyond, the civilizations that follow humanity, will infer when we discover these “fingerprints”?