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What on earth is this? Strange thing on Google Maps

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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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A quake of 7.2 just hit there in the area yesterday....Does anyone have a geological assessment of the area there?

I would think land on sand especially around the coastal areas....sink hole city!

www.usatoday.com...
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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And the thing you are seeing i guess it would be something like this
www.chilesoluciones.cl...



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:14 AM
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That was my impression...a waterproof lining.
Are those pictures of the disaster site?



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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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It seems that the entire area is DANGEROUSLY TOXIC to the point of no return.

Also...the whole area has been over mined to #
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:20 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist
It's a landfill. They cover it with giant black tarps so garbage doesnt fly around on windy days.


El Retamo Sanitary Landfill (Resam), located at El Retamo ranch, Talca, Maule Region




Case closed Phage needs to give back the stars for the reservoir



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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Those are mounds of garbage in which case then they could vapor barrier the landfill and could tap into it after it matures for a source of methane gas as a fuel source.



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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:33 AM
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its an old contaminated mining site.


Originally posted by intergalactic fire
Is it this you are looking for?
ciperchile.cl...


we didnt do to bad though



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:33 AM
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Ending this morning's entertainment.

Besides me having to shoot at someone about one hour ago attempting to break into my neighbor's garage...this was fun.

Goodnight everyone!
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:37 AM
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No , that one is from Cabildo.
I will see if i can find something from that site. The mine is called Las Palmas.
It was a gold mine



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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not the same place we are looking at. nice jump in post though



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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I'm with Phage here - it's a plastic lined reservoir that has gone dry, the other stuff to the side is likely the water plant.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 05:10 AM
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No waterplant. It's an abandoned mine. It has collapsed during the 2011 feb earthquake.

the 'stuff' you see is this.
a waterproof cover or landfill

www.abovetopsecret.com...


More info on the accident
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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Can't seem to find any pics from the site.
If you google 'las palmas pencahue mina' you can find some info on the mine and accident.
Only in spanish though
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by intergalactic fire
No waterplant. It's an abandoned mine. It has collapsed during the 2011 feb earthquake.


Sweet! We sometimes line small reservoirs or large ponds with the same sheeting here, especially for aquaculture like fresh water prawns, tilapia or catfish. You also see them make sewage lagoons that way.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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If not a catch basin for water to irrigate nearby crops, it could be a compost pit to fertilize the crops. It being a hilly region alot of top soil could be washed away during rains.

I guess I spoke too soon...lol I see the Earthquake marker on GE.
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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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dried up riverbed with blue / gray clay as bottom

thats my two cents

ah ok, i read the previous post

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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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Looks to me like a leech pad for mining activities. Contours would help but if it were the buildings to the east would be where they processed out the heavy metals. Northwest looks like possibly haul roads for the ore. Just a guess without more detail.

Lesott



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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I don't see "huge masses of elevation". I see some uneven shading which could be due to moisture or standing water. I believe it is an empty reservoir.

If you are seeing the darker areas as shadows you are mistaken. Look at the actual shadows cast by the trees and buildings.

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Well you'd be wrong


i guess it was huge masses of elevation



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Very Intriguing find friend, star and flag for you. At first glance I figured perhaps it was a solar panel field but solar panels are never placed so close together, also they are usually in organized rows. Then I noticed it kind of looks like a gigantic tarp of sorts, perhaps hidng or covering an excavations site, maybe a waste dump or something else that may need to be covered for safety purposes. Whatever it is it isn't natural, as you pointed out the elevation differences clearly give that away. However when I focused in two more notches I noticed something even more odd. If you zoom in more you'll notice that it has many cracks and creases similar to that of human skin! Nonetheless it could very well be cracks and creases in the tarp. It could very well be some sort of waste dump and the complexes next to it could be processing facilities. It's definately strange though, there are a hundred different things it could be but not really a way to know for sure. Definately odd how it is near the epicenter of the earthquake, that raises a few flags.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Chile is one of the largest producers of wine in the world . I am pretty much sure that what your original image shows is a protective covering of a young vineyard . These can remain in place for anything up to 15 years




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