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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS007-E-15222 Date: Sep. 2003
Geographic Region: PERU
Feature: TOQUEPALA OPEN PIT MINE


IMAGE
 
Toquepala Copper Mine, Southern Peru: The rugged, mineral-rich Andes support some of the world's biggest mines (gold, silver, copper, and more). This image looks down the bull's-eye of Peru's Toquepala copper mine, a steep sided and stepped open-pit mine. Mid-afternoon sunlight on the arid slopes of the central Andes mountains provides an accent to the mine contours. At the surface the open pit is 6.5 km across and it descends more than 3000 m into the earth. A dark line on the wall of the pit is the main access road to the bottom. Spoil dumps of material mined from the pit are arranged in tiers along the northwest lip of the pit. Numerous angular leaching fields appear lower right, and the railroad to the coast is a line that exits the image center left. The railroad was built to export Toquepala's copper and connects the coastal port of Ilo, 95 km to the southwest.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 83k
Mission: ISS007  
Roll - Frame: E - 15222
Geographical Name: PERU  
Features: TOQUEPALA OPEN PIT MINE  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5S x 70.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 3625  
 
Date: 20030922   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201134   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 283   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 206   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  

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