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 Post subject: Italian Marble Mining (Underground)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:44 pm 
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Location: Hard coal region, PA
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Mantrip!

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Inside the mine.

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Theres a lot of dudes in the nude around Italy.....

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Track hoe

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Nice floors, eh?

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These are big, metal pillows used to seperate the blocks from the mountain. They side them behind the block into a cut made by a wire saw, and inflate them, breaking the block away and causing in to fall on the mine floor. They pile dirt from outside in front of the block to cushion the fall so that it doesn't crack or break.

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Looking out the tunnel.

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Nice chamber!
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The tunnel to the working chambers was origionally driven for lokie haulage. Therefore it was driven right through the mountain. These 2 pictures are looking toward either end of the tunnel.

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The MSHA approved mantrips, a swiming pool, and a dude in the nude.

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