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 Post subject: large surface mine in WV
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Location: Schuylkill County
This site in WV used to be a mountaintop removal site but now they just do contour mining and auger mining. Instead of removing the entire mountain, they strip mine around the perimeter of the mountain leaving a "donut hole" in the middle, then they use augers to mine a portion of the coal in the remaining portion of the mountain. These augers can reach over 1,200 feet into the mountain. The Obama administration put a moratorium on mountaintop removal since removing the entire top of a mountain and burying a stream valley with it does tend to do a tad bit of environmental damage. The haul trucks in the pictures is a 320 ton truck if a recall and the demag has a 75 yard bucket.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:41 pm 
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Now that's my kind of job. The backhoe is a Hitachi 5500- 35yd. Trucks are 240t Komatsu 830E's. Nice pics, thanks for posting!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:50 pm 
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Its only 35 yd and its a Hitachi, whats so exciting about that? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:28 pm 
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Mike A wrote:
Its only 35 yd and its a Hitachi, whats so exciting about that? :lol:

Well you do have a point there, its an Hitachi and not a Demag haha.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Shut your mouth Mike! Hitachi makes good TVs. :D

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