Rainbow Lava

Fractal pattern of residual bitumen and sunlight broken into a rainbow spectrum by the oily film on the tailings pond. Tailings contain a host of toxins including bitumen, naphthenic acids, cyanide, phenols and metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and zinc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Destruction, p. 178

Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL) Horizon Project, Alberta, Canada

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+57° 22′ 4.32″, -111° 53′ 14.63″

Google Earth +57° 22′ 4.32″, -111° 53′ 14.63″

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