The mining industry has been both glamourised and vilified over the years. Fortunes have been made and lost by prospectors and major companies alike, while people who have concerns for the environment in which mines operate often try to make the industry clean up its act.
For me, the mining industry is a source of wonderful images, whether they be of current mining operations or historic ruins from days gone by. It also provides most of the income for the district in which I live - Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.
(Click on the thumbnail images on the right to see each picture.)