posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 06:14 AM
Strange thing. Yahoo! Maps shows that area with a different color scheme and MS Live Maps has a slightly different picture, but includes an ugly cloud
on top of the area. Wikimapia
marks this as a place of production but
I cannot read the additional (Russian) information there.
There is a similar area on the western side of the mountain, but without the strange lines that ribb the valley.
From what I gathered online, there is some mining activity (mainly coal, but also some metals) in this part of Russia. I guess that metal mining would
explain the basins, but I do not understand the lines running up the mountain slope.