Photographs – Sand Dune Mining

The destruction of the critical sand dunes in Covert Township, Van Buren County Michigan is being photographically recorded. Technisand, Inc., a division of a large multi-national corporation is strip mining in a number of locations in Covert. They are now trying to begin mining in Hagar Township. A number of photographic views are available here. Select a view from the list below.

Nadeau Pit – Covert Township

Aerial view (vertical)
Aerial view (oblique)
Aerial close up showing dredging
Aerial close up showing strip mining
Aerial with overlay of mining cells
Aerial view 18 months later
Ground view 20 acre lake
Ground panoramic view
Restored Area within Cell Unit 1
North Edge – Christmas 1997
North Edge – February 8, 1998
New North Entry
Active Face April 1999
View From Thunder Mountain Association Property
Expanding Desert – September 1999

Busse Property – Covert Township

Ground panoramic view
Aerial view (oblique)

Nadeau Site – Hagar Township

Ground view Cell 1 December 1999

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