Worth A Thousand Words
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9:57AM
[chuck] in Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Science, gold mines

Lunar-like landscape surrounding main gold mine (see Hukaung Gold Mines) at Shimbweyeng inside (italics mine) the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Kachin State, Myanmar. My current work in the Hukaung Valley (see Shinlonga) doesn't extend as far north as Shimbweyeng, so I have no idea about the current status of this mine - or the nature of any vegetation that may have grown back on the site. [NOTE: Image was taken in 2005].  

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