Most Incredible Open-Pit Mines: Grasberg Mine, Indonesia (source: wiki)

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.

Grasberg mine - Indonesia

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"On Tuesday, in one of the most dramatic examples yet of rising resource nationalism around the world, Grasberg’s American owner tentatively agreed to give a majority stake back." But to who, the Indonesian occupiers, not West Papuans.

Freeport to Give Indonesia a Majority Stake in Its Grasberg Mine

The deal over one of the world’s most valuable mines could assuage rising local anger over U. ownership, though major details remain unresolved.

Grasberg Mine Area, Freeport, Tembagapura, Papua, Indonesia

Grasberg Mine Area, Freeport, Tembagapura, Papua, Indonesia

Not every mountain is beautiful--Grasberg Mine, Indonesia- b18d66f92f677c2442612d4aa59bcf6c.jpg 1,136×1,136 pixels

Not every mountain is beautiful--Grasberg Mine, Indonesia- pixels

Indonesia sets framework for Freeport to yield control of Grasberg mine | MINING.com

Indonesia sets framework for Freeport to yield control of Grasberg mine | MINING.com

Beautiful Landscape photography : Opened in 1973 Indonesias Grasberg Mine is the worlds biggest gol

Beautiful Landscape photography : Opened in 1973 Indonesias Grasberg Mine is the worlds biggest gol

The largest producing #gold mine in the world, the Grasberg mine in Papua, #Indonesia, is primarily a copper mine. Pt.freeport indonesia  #mining #getstuffdone #didyouknow

The largest producing mine in the world, the Grasberg mine in Papua, is primarily a copper mine.

Indonesia to grab Rio Tinto stake in Grasberg mine

After pumping billions into Grasberg copper-gold mine in Indonesia for almost 25 years, Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO) might finally be about to see a decent

Tambang Grasberg yang dikelola oleh PT Freeport Indonesia, Kabupaten Mimika, Papua

Amid corruption scandal and contradicting earlier safeguards, Indonesia says won't make a decision on future of giant copper and gold mine until

Left: A female guanaco (Lama guanicoe) at the Cerro Verde mine near Arequipa, Peru. Right: PT Freeport Indonesia monitors bird species on the land formed by tailings from the Grasberg mine. Since monitoring began in 2009, 109 bird species have been recording using the new land as habitat.

Left: A female guanaco (Lama guanicoe) at the Cerro Verde mine near Arequipa, Peru. Right: PT Freeport Indonesia monitors bird species on the land formed by tailings from the Grasberg mine. Since monitoring began in 2009, 109 bird species have been recording using the new land as habitat.

Freeport halts Grasberg mine, begins sending workers home

Minerais, Rochas e Fósseis: Mina Grasberg, Papua, Indonésia - ouro e cobre

Indonesia: another four workers killed at Freeport, Rio Tinto Grasberg mine | IndustriALL

IndustriALL Global Union condemns Freeport McMoRan and Rio Tinto for the loss of yet another four innocent lives.

Location: Papua, Indonesia   Gold Production In 2011: 1,444,000

Grasberg Location: Papua, Indonesia Gold Production In Size: acres Active Miners: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Mining Operations: Open pit, underground

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