This site is best viewed upside down.
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."
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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