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A walk around a Copper Mine.


Quite an interesting place a copper mine. Being the DRC, the  taking photos is very risky, specially on a mine. The place is scattered with huge machines that are just left to rot where they stand. The reason for this is that it costs more to remove old equipment from this place then to replace the machines back in South Africa. Most companies make their money and just leave their kit on site.74918_1402460946634071_83029581_n

Malachite, this stunning stone is scattered throughout Kolwezi.

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One of the pits on the mine, these are simply huge!

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This is a core sample from one of our drills, these samples are what the geologists use to determine where to mine and  what the life of the mining will be.

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An old derelict, there are many machines like this just rotting in the elements.

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A brilliant rock, also an excuse to show off some of my tattoos

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