Friday, February 12, 2010

West Pit Fushun China (Asia's largest open pit coalmine)

Located in the city of Fushun in northern China, and at over 6.6 km in lenght, 2 km across the west pit is the largest open cast coalmine in Asia. To stand on the verge of this beast is an incredible feeling, and from the moment I seen how huge it was compared to the city of Fushun (population 2.3 million) on Google maps I knew I had to see it.

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The mine is unmissable in the city due to its size, and has not only left its mark on the earth but on the air quality as well.