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20 November 2011
A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Here in the United States, mine reclamation typically focuses on returning the site to some semblance of its former condition. Given enough time, money and effort, it can turn out pretty well. However, results are mixed and many old abandoned mine lands continue to cause problems. Elsewhere around the world, some creative geo-architects are finding some amazing uses for mines. Jessica Drake, who blogs, teaches, does research, and writes from …