Bougainville Island - Panguna Copper Mine

Bougainville Island - Panguna Copper Mine (Google Maps)
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Operated by Rio Tinto from 1971-89. During that time it was one of the largest Open Pit Mines in the world. Mostly Copper with some Gold & Silver. Large alluvial fan of mine tailings to the southwest.

Numerous pieces of abandoned equipment visible. At least 40 haul trucks and a couple of draglines.

The main buildings look like the metal roof & wall materials has been removed.

Closed by local protests & power cut.

More info at link below
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