Jayawijaja comprises a western portion of the Maoke Mountains. Puncak Jaya (4,884 m), is located here, as well as the large Grasberg copper and gold mine.
Puncak Jaya or Carstensz peak, is the tallest peak in Oceania, and the highest point between Himalaya and the Andes. The peak of Puncak Jaya is 4884 meters above sealevel and its considered one of the seven summits. Puncak Jaya was named “Carstensz Pyramid” after Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon who first sighted the glaciers on the peak of the mountain on a rare clear day in 1623. Today the name Puncak Jaya seem to be more used.
The grasberg open pit mine is located near the peak of Puncak Jaya, it is the largest gold mine and the third largest copper mine in the world. The rim of the open pit is at about 4,270 metres.
Photos taken on various flight in the period 2004-2010.