Google has released new time-lapse satellite images of the world.
Here we take a look at mines both in Australia and overseas.
All images courtesy Google, the US Geological Survey and NASA.
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Kalgoorlie is home to one of the largest open-cut pit mines in Australia.
The Powder River basin in the U.S.A produces more than 40% of the country's coal.
Bowen Basin, Queensland