Grasberg Mine : Stock Photo
Grasberg Mine : Stock Photo

Grasberg Mine

A mountain laid bare, the 13,000-foot high Grasberg mine contains the largest single gold reserve in the world, and the largest copper deposit as well. Operated by U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan, the open-pit behemoth straddles the lofty spine where the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates collide, a zone of great mineral wealth. Freeport has recently identified an additional 75 sites in the highlands for possible drilling. While a boon to the national economy, the mining giant has met fierce opposition from tribal groups who claim tailings have caused the flooding of their lands.


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