Photos taken from Public Record files and by Nancy Freeman, unless otherwise noted:
big pitnote the size of the vehicles.
Rim of pit and the vast wasteland created from scrapping to get down to bedrock.
Piles and Piles of waste rock!
And more piles!
Thousands of acres of moonscape where wild horses and burros used to run free!
Sierrita Tailings Impoundment: An Ocean3,500 acresof waste slurry
Holding ponds of Sulfuric Acid
A little bulldozing and a handful of native grass seed will fix this right up= reclamation!
Let's just push this rubbish right down the hill--no one will notice!
Hard rock mining is big businessIt's big everythingfrom trucks to misrepresentation!