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South Africa’s Largest Open-Pit Mine

The pit near Phalaborwa and Kruger National Park is the most visible sign of a long history of mining in the region.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens and Allison Nussbaum, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey and topographic data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published July 29, 2019
Data acquired July 22, 2019

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Space Shuttle > SRTM