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Weipa, Queensland, Australia

NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team2014-08-21

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This image from NASA Terra spacecraft shows the world largest bauxite mine found near Weipa, Queensland, Australia. The rich aluminum deposits were first recognized on the end of the Cape York Peninsula in 1955, and mining began in 1960.

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  • Title: Weipa, Queensland, Australia
  • Creator: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
  • Date Created: 2014-08-21
  • Rights: JPL

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