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Alaska’s Kennecott Mine

The Kennecott Mine was once the richest copper mine in the world. It was depleted of profitable ore and finally abandoned in 1938. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, created in 1980, includes the remains of the mining operation, and a 14-storey mill building. The national park has hiking trails to one of the old mines on top of the mountain, and to Root Glacier. (Click any thumbnail for larger, lightbox view.)

São Tome and Principe

Photo gallery: Our cruise (May 2015) up the west coast of Africa stopped in São Tome for one day. (Click on any picture for full size.)

 

 

Walvis Bay, Namibia Desert and Swakopmund

Our second port of call on the trip up the African coast was Walvis Bay, Namibia. (Clicking on the picture will show the whole frame.)