Mountains of salt at the salt flats of Pekelmeer, Bonaire Island, Caribbean. June 2008. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Mountains of salt at the salt flats of Pekelmeer, Bonaire Island, Caribbean. June 2008.
Miners sorting gravel while panning for gemstones, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012. - TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / Miners sorting gravel while panning for gemstones, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012.
0.5 grams of gold panned in Andrano-Tsimaty village, Northern Madagascar - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / 0.5 grams of gold panned in Andrano-Tsimaty village, Northern Madagascar
Potassium chloride mined, used as soil fertiliser.. Sergipe, NE Brazil - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Potassium chloride mined, used as soil fertiliser.. Sergipe, NE Brazil
Industrial truck at the Poro mines, Houailou, North Province, New Caledonia, August 2012. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Industrial truck at the Poro mines, Houailou, North Province, New Caledonia, August 2012.
Man working in salt extraction from Karoum salt lake, Danakil depression, northern Ethiopia, February 2009 - Loic Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Man working in salt extraction from Karoum salt lake, Danakil depression, northern Ethiopia, February 2009
Aerial view of China Clay pits in Cornwall. UK England April 2010 - Dan Burton
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Dan Burton / Aerial view of China Clay pits in Cornwall. UK England April 2010
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Cross section of Rhodochrosite, Capillitas Mine, Catamarca, Argentina - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Cross section of Rhodochrosite, Capillitas Mine, Catamarca, Argentina
Drainage system for gemstone mine shafts under paddy fields, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012. - TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / Drainage system for gemstone mine shafts under paddy fields, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012.
Disused iron wellhead, lift mechanism and mine works. Magpie Mine, a disused lead mine, Peak District National Park, UK, March 2008. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Disused iron wellhead, lift mechanism and mine works. Magpie Mine, a disused lead mine, Peak District National Park, UK, March 2008.
Amazonite, a variety of microcline feldspar (potassium aluminium silicate). Feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks, among the most common minerals on Earth. Teller Coun... - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Amazonite, a variety of microcline feldspar (potassium aluminium silicate). Feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks, among the most common minerals on Earth. Teller Coun...
People working at sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / People working at sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia.
Men working the sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia. No release available. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Men working the sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia. No release available.
Men working the sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia. - Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor / Men working the sulphur mine at Kawah Ijen, Java, Indonesia.
Driver in the cab of an underground train in the October Mine near Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia, 2000. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Driver in the cab of an underground train in the October Mine near Norilsk. Western Siberia, Russia, 2000.
Aerial view of residues dumped from a metal mine, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2009 - Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Aerial view of residues dumped from a metal mine, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2009
Water in the abandoned red marble quarry of Carriere de Beauchateau in the Belgian Ardennes, Belgium, August 2012 - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Water in the abandoned red marble quarry of Carriere de Beauchateau in the Belgian Ardennes, Belgium, August 2012
Gemstone miner preparing to descend mine shaft with only candles for light and no safety equipment. Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012. - TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / Gemstone miner preparing to descend mine shaft with only candles for light and no safety equipment. Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, December 2012.
Gold for sale panned from Tambopata river, Amazonia, Peru - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Gold for sale panned from Tambopata river, Amazonia, Peru
Exploding rock while mining for gold, Fazenda Brasileiro, Bahia, Brazil Vale do Rio Doce company - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Exploding rock while mining for gold, Fazenda Brasileiro, Bahia, Brazil Vale do Rio Doce company
Coal mining, Lightening Ridge, New South Wales, Australia - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Coal mining, Lightening Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Panning for gold and finding a gold nugget. This mining is now illegal as it takes place in the protected forest of Daraina which is the habitat for the Golden-crowned / Tattersall's sifaka (Propithec... - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Panning for gold and finding a gold nugget. This mining is now illegal as it takes place in the protected forest of Daraina which is the habitat for the Golden-crowned / Tattersall's sifaka (Propithec...
Buidling remains from mining activities in northern Norway, Troms. July - Roy Mangersnes
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Roy Mangersnes / Buidling remains from mining activities in northern Norway, Troms. July
Mounds of salt, mined from the salt pans of Salar Uyun,i the worlds biggest salt pan, Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009. - Rhonda Klevansky
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Rhonda Klevansky / Mounds of salt, mined from the salt pans of Salar Uyun,i the worlds biggest salt pan, Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009.
Towanroath Engine House from the old tin mines, Wheal Coates, near St Agnes, Cornwall, UK. July 2008. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Towanroath Engine House from the old tin mines, Wheal Coates, near St Agnes, Cornwall, UK. July 2008.
Miner with hands full of coltan metallic ore, Muhanga coltan mines, Rwanda, Africa, March 2009 - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Miner with hands full of coltan metallic ore, Muhanga coltan mines, Rwanda, Africa, March 2009
Workers mining salt from Salar Uyuni, the worlds biggest salt pan. Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009. - Rhonda Klevansky
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Rhonda Klevansky / Workers mining salt from Salar Uyuni, the worlds biggest salt pan. Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009.
Workers mining salt from Salar Uyuni, the worlds biggest salt pan. Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009. - Rhonda Klevansky
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Rhonda Klevansky / Workers mining salt from Salar Uyuni, the worlds biggest salt pan. Bolivan Altiplano, Bolivia. February 2009.
Young men holding their torches in their mouth while digging 10 meters underground in the coltan mines of Muhanga, Rwanda. This mineral is radioactive and these young miners are killing their lungs by... - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Young men holding their torches in their mouth while digging 10 meters underground in the coltan mines of Muhanga, Rwanda. This mineral is radioactive and these young miners are killing their lungs by...
Old mining train in Ny Alesund. It is the most northerly train in the world, but now has nowhere to go. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, June 2008. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Old mining train in Ny Alesund. It is the most northerly train in the world, but now has nowhere to go. Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, June 2008.
Old mining train in Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen, Norway, June 2006. - Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Old mining train in Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen, Norway, June 2006.
Rock quarry intersecting groundwater near Vallejo, California, USA. November 2006 - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Rock quarry intersecting groundwater near Vallejo, California, USA. November 2006
Maritsa Iztok is the largest Coal mine in Bulgaria. Many large excavators, up to 70 meter high, work day and night. The coal provides 85% of the country's energy. September 2008 - Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Maritsa Iztok is the largest Coal mine in Bulgaria. Many large excavators, up to 70 meter high, work day and night. The coal provides 85% of the country's energy. September 2008
Miner with hands full of coltan metallic ore, Muhanga coltan mines, Rwanda, Africa, March 2009 - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Miner with hands full of coltan metallic ore, Muhanga coltan mines, Rwanda, Africa, March 2009
Aerial view of Alluvial Gold Mine in the rainforest, Guyana , December 2009 - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Aerial view of Alluvial Gold Mine in the rainforest, Guyana , December 2009
Magnetite (FeO4, ferrous and ferric oxide), an important ore of iron that is naturally magnetic. Yinnietharra, Western Australia - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Magnetite (FeO4, ferrous and ferric oxide), an important ore of iron that is naturally magnetic. Yinnietharra, Western Australia
A man looking down a gold exctraction hole. Daraina protected area, North Madagascar, Africa, November 2010. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / A man looking down a gold exctraction hole. Daraina protected area, North Madagascar, Africa, November 2010.
Aerial view of Rio Tuba nickel mine, Palawan, Philippines, April 2010. - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Aerial view of Rio Tuba nickel mine, Palawan, Philippines, April 2010.
Women mining corals for a living. They work a 10-hour day to mine 2 boatloads of coral. Each boatload makes them 80,000 Rupiah (8 US dollars). Wanci, Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 2009. - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Women mining corals for a living. They work a 10-hour day to mine 2 boatloads of coral. Each boatload makes them 80,000 Rupiah (8 US dollars). Wanci, Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 2009.
Bajau / Bajo woman mining corals. These women work a 10-hour day to mine 2 boatloads of coral. Each boatload makes them 80,000 Rupiah (8 US dollars). Wanci, Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 200... - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Bajau / Bajo woman mining corals. These women work a 10-hour day to mine 2 boatloads of coral. Each boatload makes them 80,000 Rupiah (8 US dollars). Wanci, Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, November 200...
Selenite (CaSO4-2H2O, Hydrous Calcium sulfate), a crystalline form of gypsum. The massive form of gypsum, found in alabaster, is widespread and commercially important, used for the manufacture of plas... - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Selenite (CaSO4-2H2O, Hydrous Calcium sulfate), a crystalline form of gypsum. The massive form of gypsum, found in alabaster, is widespread and commercially important, used for the manufacture of plas...
Tilly Whim quarry and caves at Anvil Point, Durlston Head on the Isle of Purbeck along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK, November 2012 - Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Tilly Whim quarry and caves at Anvil Point, Durlston Head on the Isle of Purbeck along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK, November 2012
Ruins of the Soviet coal mine city Pyramiden, abandoned in 1998, Svalbard, Norway 2011 - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Ruins of the Soviet coal mine city Pyramiden, abandoned in 1998, Svalbard, Norway 2011
Aerial of mines, Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, August 2012. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Aerial of mines, Noumea, South Province, New Caledonia, August 2012.
Panning for Gold on the Madre de Dios River in the Peruvian Amazon. The river has the highest levels of mercury pollution of any river worldwide due to the gold mining industry along its banks, Septem... - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Panning for Gold on the Madre de Dios River in the Peruvian Amazon. The river has the highest levels of mercury pollution of any river worldwide due to the gold mining industry along its banks, Septem...
Sign warning visitors about the danger of mine shafts, Coober Pedy - a desert opal mining town, South Australia - Steven David Miller
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Steven David Miller / Sign warning visitors about the danger of mine shafts, Coober Pedy - a desert opal mining town, South Australia
A land drilling rig with casing prepared, ready to be run in to line the wellbore. Kenya - Graham Eaton,Graham  Eaton
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Graham Eaton,Graham Eaton / A land drilling rig with casing prepared, ready to be run in to line the wellbore. Kenya
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