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Ruth
West of Ely, Nevada

Of all the towns in the west with a legacy of mining, Ruth is perhaps the most extreme. The town barely exists, but the devastation of a century of mining stretches for miles. The huge open pits are south of the highway, but even if you just drive through you can't miss the mountain-sized waste heaps.

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Desert grazing land along Highway 50

west of Ruth, Nevada

Date photographed: June 26, 2013
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Pinyon covered hills near the heap-leach mining operations at Ruth

Pinyon covered hills near the heap-leach mining operations at Ruth

Pinyon covered hills near the heap-leach mining operations at Ruth

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 30, 2004

The vast open pit copper mines at Ruth

The vast open pit copper mines at Ruth

The vast open pit copper mines at Ruth

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 30, 2004

Disused mine buildings near Ruth

Disused mine buildings near Ruth

Disused mine buildings near Ruth

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 30, 2004

Downtown Ruth, surrounded by mine workings

Downtown Ruth, surrounded by mine workings

Downtown Ruth, surrounded by mine workings

, Nevada

Date photographed: May 30, 2004

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