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 Post subject: Strip Mining - Indiana Style
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Location: SW Indiana
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Mid Pit

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Reclaimation

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This will give an idea of the depth of the seam at least the first . A near by pit was getting 5 seams in about 120 feet.


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Stripping Shovel

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Here is the business part of the pit. It beats me how they keep a pit organized. The actual coal removal is usually a small part of the circus.

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These were taken about 30 feet off the county road, with a couple of different lens, the longest one was 200 mm . This is not completely typical to be this close.


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