Overburden Removal

Stripping the first layer of “overburden,” a layer of earth, sand and gravel up to 30 metres deep covering the bitumen ore. The trees have been removed but, in this case, the topsoil is not being separated.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Destruction, pp. 59-60

Suncor Millennium Mine, Alberta, Canada

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+56°57’41.1″, -111°21’27.0″


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+56°57’41.1″, -111°21’27.0″

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