Here’s another satellite image of human-made Earth acne, partially softened by a coating of snow on the higher adjacent peaks. The photo is of the massive Bingham Canyon Mine located approximate 32 miles southwest of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah (see map below). Portions of the open side of the mine are visible from I-15 south of Salt Lake City. The map also shows how large the mine is in comparison to metropolitan Salt Lake City.
The mine has been in operation since 1906 (or more than 108 years!). While the immense size and long-term success of the mine are impressive, the permanent scars left on the Earth’s surface are unfortunate.