James Tylor:
Economics of Minerals.
: N.Smith Gallery

Economics of Minerals highlights the environmental impact of mining on Australia. This series of photographs depicting the barren landscapes has been overlaid with silver geometric shapes that symbolise the human infrastructure of mining, such as mine shafts and slag dumps.​

Broken Hill is situated along the Barrier Range in western New South Wales on Barkindji (Wiljakali) country. An active mine since 1885, it was once the largest natural deposit of lead, silver, and zinc in the world. Today the mine is near dormant with the land around it left devastated through the removal of its minerals, ground water and vegetation.

 

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