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Dredge Mine of Mars

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona/HiRise


This area on Mars appears to have been dredge mined at the base of a steep cliff.

Dredge mining, primarily used for gold mining, "extracts gold from sand, gravel

and dirt using water and mechanical methods."

A closeup:


Compare the above martian image to the former Klondike dredge gold mining operation below. (Greyscale and obviously on Earth)


Here's a link to the master list of images from this region of Mars from Hi-Rise. Warning, some are extremely large downloads..


Here is the specific Mars image I am working with above:




There are many areas on Mars where comparisons to Earthly mining sites can be made.

For more images of mines on Mars: Click Here


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