Did last week's feature on photographer, Dillon Marsh's For What Its Worth series make you consider recycling every scrap of copper (and other metals) when making jewelry? Well the next one in his remarkable series, For What Its Worth II to visualize a mine's actual output is even more shocking.
What he does is photograph 3 open pit diamond mines. He calculates the actual diamond output and introduces a computer generated icon of it, scaling to the size of each mine. These are sobering images as the amount of diamonds excavated throughout the history of the mines is so small, it is hard to pick out the added CGI icons from the main pictures. The photographer had to include closeups.
|Kimberley Mine (detail showing the total diamond production)|
|Koffiefontein Mine (1870 - 2014)|
7.6 million carats of diamonds extracted
|Koffiefontein Mine (detail showing the total diamond production)|
|Jagersfontein Mine (detail showing the total diamond production)|
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