Grasberg Mine: The Rockstream.
Rocks falling from the conveyor at the end of the Boomstacker at the Lower Wanagon Basin, Grasberg Mine, Papua Indonesia. Footage shot by Alan Emmerton and Paul Warren on 23-Jan-2011 using a Panasonic Lumix ZS7 compact digital camera. Coordinates: S4.06536 E137.08798. Elevation ~3900 meters (12,800 feet).
Grasberg Mine, Papua,
The Grasberg Mine is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world. It is located in the province of Papua in Indonesia near Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in Papua, and it has 19,500 employees.
It is majority owned through a subsidiary by Freeport-McMoRan, own 90.64% of PT Freeport Indonesia, the principal operating subsidiary in Indonesia, including 9.36% owned through its wholly owned subsidiary, PT Indocopper Investama. The Government of Indonesia owns the remaining 9.36% of PT Freeport Indonesia.
Wanagon Basin is the main overburden stockpile (OBS) area of the Grasberg mine, with a unique topography and soft soil lake sediment as the foundation of the dump.