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Roan Antelope Copper Mine, Luanshya, Zambia, Africa

Roan Antelope Copper Mine, Luanshya, Zambia, Africa


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Roan Antelope Copper Mine, Luanshya, Zambia, Africa

Roan Antelope Copper Mine, Luanshya, Zambia, Africa. The deposits were discovered in 1902, but their full extent was not understood until 1926. Date: circa 1930s

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Media ID 32266836

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Antelope Copper Exploitation Metals Mine Mining Resources Roan Zambia Zambian


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This print takes us back to the 1930s, capturing the essence of the Roan Antelope Copper Mine in Luanshya, Zambia. The vastness and grandeur of this African landscape are beautifully depicted, showcasing an industry that played a significant role in shaping the region's history. Discovered in 1902, it wasn't until 1926 that the true extent of these copper deposits was fully comprehended. This image serves as a testament to human ingenuity and determination, as miners worked tirelessly to extract precious metals from deep within the earth. The Roan Antelope Copper Mine stands as a symbol of Zambia's rich natural resources and its exploitation for economic gain. It represents an era when mining became synonymous with progress and development in Africa. Grenville Collins skillfully captures both the beauty and complexity of this scene through his lens. The composition draws our attention to the intricate network of mining works that stretch across the land, highlighting their significance in transforming raw materials into valuable commodities. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are reminded not only of Zambia's industrial heritage but also of humanity's ability to harness nature's gifts for societal advancement. It is a timeless reminder that even amidst challenging circumstances, humans have always strived to unlock hidden treasures buried beneath our feet.

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