- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 9, 2007
See how an industry with a long history of ecological destruction has vastly improved its long-term impact on the planet.
- Scrap or treasure? What happens to machines once their useful life has ended?
- Mines are better than ever, thanks to the BONEYARD.
- An innovative look at the ultimate in "reuse, recycle, reduce."
All creations, great or small, have a limited lifespan. BONEYARD is a visually captivating and richly informative new series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® that uncovers the beneficial afterlife of our age's defunct technology. From trains to ships to demolition debris, learn the innovation, creativity and technical prowess that make waste useful again.
While today mines strive to reduce their impact in every way, mining is one of the most demanding industries on the planet. It's hard on the Earth, it's hard on the workers and it's devastating to the machinery. Though massive, the equipment has a very short effective life. Where do these monster machines go when they no longer perform?
And what becomes of the Earth itself when it has given up all its resources? Amazingly, reclamation efforts actually transform the mine sites themselves - formerly written off as irredeemable disaster areas - into useful and beneficial public spaces.
See how a former uranium mine is now a famous health spa; watch a giant smelting factory find a new life as a world class golf course; and witness the dramatic transformation of a 110-square-mile mining complex.
BONEYARD: MINES is a deep subject. Dig it!