Rather like the funky, fractal patterns that steadily and mesmerizingly evolve in a lava lamp, the bitumen patterns on the tailings ponds are in constant flux. The Muskeg River Mine is operated by Albian Sands Energy, a joint venture between Shell Canada, Marathon Oil Canada and Chevron Canada.
Beautiful Destruction, p. 262
Muskeg River Mine, Fort McKay, Alberta, Canada
+57° 13′ 13.69″, -111° 34′ 26.11″