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1a miningMapperz pointed us to a fascinating global mining atlas. You can scroll across the planet and explore over 10,000 digs and mining projects. Read an excerpt from their article below:

“[Mining Atlas is] a nice integration of using Google Earth that allows users to explore mining activities across the planet, either use the search bar or zoom into areas using the map to find mines.┬áThe tour feature is a good addition that zoom,pans and tilts the Google earth camera around the selected mines – tour is automatically on as default.”

Click here for an intro on how to use the tool and here to get started exploring their maps!!!

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Original article posted here: http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2012/12/mining-atlas.html on Dec 12, 2012