Scene of the earth being hurt by man’s material fascination

When we dig the earth for precious metals, for coal-based energy, or for minerals, we end the chapter of another .

In the words of the author Astra Taylor, these minerals refer to the ‘prehistoric times of digging’;

It takes millions of years for them to reach such a state, but it takes a momentary effort to excavate them using machines or explosives.

Ever since realized that there is hidden treasure under their feet, they have been digging the earth to find out what is inside.

Mining has made every part of our life possible. But it has affected the natural .

When you see the effects of mining with your own eyes and then you start thinking about what you have.

These words have also come to you through geological means: the metal behind this screen is an object that has been locked in a rock for millions of years. And even now, in some parts of the world, those resources are being exploited more deeply.

Some of the pictures below show injuries to the earth’s surface caused by human activity.

There are some unnaturally colored dams, some of which are fingerprints of humanity.

If the ancient raw materials and minerals have been eaten up in the past, it is sad to say that there is now a tainted future.

The world's largest mining area, with 84 types of minerals, is the 'number three pegmatite' in Xinjiang China.
The world’s largest mining area, with 84 types of minerals, is the ‘ three pegmatite’ in Xinjiang .
Emerald Lake in Qinghai Province, China, where salt and other minerals have been left in large ponds, has turned the water dark green.
Emerald Lake in Qinghai Province, China, where salt and other minerals have been left in large ponds, has turned the water dark green.
Iron ore in the Rio Tinto mine area in the province of Hेलleva, Spain
Iron ore in the Rio Tinto mine area in Spain
After being mixed with water, iron ore is seen spreading in this land like a water painting
After being mixed with water, iron ore is seen spreading in this land like a water painting
When air is added to this mineral it becomes more red and when it is deep water it becomes darker in color.
When air is added to this mineral it becomes more red and when it is deep water it becomes darker in color.
The Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Connecticut Copper Mine in Utah, USA.
The Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Connecticut Copper Mine in Utah, .
Los Filos gold mine in the province of Guerrero, Mexico
Los Filos gold mine in the province of Guerrero, Mexico
The Esperanca Gold Mining Center in the Amazon of Brazil, located near the Mengragranoti tribal area; This is an informal gold mining area
The Esperanca Gold Mining Center in the Amazon of Brazil, located near the Mengragranoti tribal area; This is an informal gold mining area
A forested area in the Amazon Peru due to an illegally established gold mine at the base of the Madre de Dios River.
A forested area in the Amazon Peru due to an illegally established gold mine at the base of the Madre de Dios River.
A dam used to store other materials produced during copper production in a copper mine in Chile
A dam used to store other materials produced during copper production in a copper mine in Chile
Copper is one of Chile's main exports
Copper is one of Chile’s main exports
Orange-colored water from a currently unused copper-sulfide mine located in the middle of a forest near the village of Lvivkha in Russia's Ural Mountains
Orange-colored water from a currently unused copper-sulfide mine located in the middle of a forest near the village of Lvivkha in Russia’s Ural Mountains
A huge open coal mine near Mohaga in the Indian state of Jharkhand
A huge open coal mine near Mohaga in the Indian state of Jharkhand
Ati Mine Works in Turkey where lithium is extracted. Lithium is a key element in batteries
Ati Mine Works in Turkey where lithium is extracted. Lithium is a key element in batteries
The racing uranium mine in Namibia, located in the Namibian desert, is one of the largest open pits in the world.
The racing uranium mine in Namibia, located in the Namibian desert, is one of the largest open pits in the world.
How will our future generations find this snow-capped diamond mine in Russia? What would they call our legacy of consumption?
How will our future generations find this snow-capped diamond mine in Russia? What would they call our legacy of consumption?

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