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  Red hot sludge!
by eviltooth

MIM, the lifeline of Mount Isa, most people living here are one way or another involved with the mine Without the mine, this town wouldn't even exist.

One fine night. 9:14pm. My mobile phone rang. "Hey they're pouring the sludge at 9:30 you wanna go see?" "What's so interesting about sludge?" "Just come you won't regret".

8 minutes later we were at the mine. Not long after the truck loaded with sludge from the copper smelter came and out it went into the sludge pool. Red hot molten sludge. Even standing at a distance made me feel the heat. The sight was spectacular but my pic doesn't do any justice to it. You've to see it with your own eyes.

Address: Oban Road

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 8, 2004
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