What Ayn Rand’s D’anconia Copper Is REALLY Like

Inside a toxic hellhole, Iron Mountain Mine

A company called Mountain Copper established a 4,400-acre mine in the 1890s and began to supply sulfuric acid to refineries in the Bay Area. It became the largest copper mine in California by the turn of the century, and a small city of laborers lived on the mountain. Twenty cavities the size of office buildings were drilled into the rock.

This fits the description of Ayn Rand’s D’anconia Copper from her book Atlas Shrugged to a T.

This is real life, not Rand’s psychotic fiction:

The Iron Mountain Mine, outside of Redding, is a hellish pit where acid water sloshes against your boots, greenish bacterial slime gurgles out of the walls, and stalactites and stalagmites of acid salt, copper and iron jut out like rusty daggers.

Rand had the same ignorant grasp of copper mining as she had of everything else: human psychology, politics, philosophy, art, and especially economics.

Unfortunately, the entire world is now experiencing the financial toxic run-off of her pimping of selfishness.

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