Monday, May 21, 2012

Arizona Road Trip: Bisbee


I mentioned before that there is active mining going on in Bisbee so, today I feature of view of the enormous pit that sits like a giant scar on the side of this mountain.  The mine called the Lavender Pit is currently owned by Freeport MacMoRan Copper & Gold whose headquarters are in downtown Phoenix.  The company is the world’s largest publicly traded copper company.

10 comments:

Kate said...

You describe it well as a "giant scar."

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is called the Lavender Pit? I don't see anything lavender about it. It is definitely a pit.

Kathy said...

I see lavender - just not the traditional shade we usually think of. The layers of the clouds certainly complement the layers of the geology uncovered by the mine.

RedPat said...

Those pits are such ugly things!

Regina K said...

There is cooper in them there hills.

Randy said...

It's amazing in person.

Thérèse said...

Beautiful colors and layers.
The mine is named after Mr Harrison Lavender...

Magpie said...

That is amazing. It's hard to know how to feel. I get the necessity and the economy it provides, but they do seem extreme.

Karl Demetz said...

What a scenery, great !

JM said...

This is an amazing shot, Sharon, but every time I see this kind of scenery I always think 'what are we doing to Mother Earth?'...