Gold Mining, Siberia
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In northestern Siberia, along the Chukchi Sea, and 100 kilometers west of Mys Shmidta, significant evidence of mining is visible in this ASTER image. The numerous small waste piles and small ponds point to dredging operations, most likely for gold. The image was acquired July 15, 2011, covers an area of 27.8 by 36.4 kilometers, and is located at 69.3 degrees north, 178.5 degrees east.
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