David Goldblatt
Blue asbestos tailings and the Colonial Mine, Wittenoom, Western Australia. August 1999

Started in 1953, the mine closed in 1966 after running out of ore. The tailings visible here were dumped by the mining company on the hillsides and in the creeks, and are heavily laden with blue asbestos fibres.

digital print on 100% cotton using pigment inks of high archival quality
98 x 123.5cm

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