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, and it has 19,500 employees. - http://www.theworldgeography.com/2013/06/earth-scars.html
Photo: The Grasberg Mine, located near Puncak Jaya in West Papua, is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world (Photo: Kadir Jaelani) Benny Wenda: “West Papuans are living in a prison” | Offiziere.ch
Billions of dollars’ worth of metal is produced at the mighty Grasberg mine, which provides jobs in a province with few other prospects. The problem? The mine is — to the frustration of Indonesians watching their country’s economic growth begin to sputter as commodity prices sag — American... http://usa.swengen.com/foreigners-have-long-mined-indonesia-but-now-theres-an-outcry/
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.