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 Post subject: West Virginia mining
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:33 pm 
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So after waiting long enough I thought I would put up a few pics from my summer...

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my view from the front door of where i lived in isolation

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the view from ontop of a job

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gettin ready to blast

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after the blast - between all the properties they do upwards of 30 cuts a day, drills run 24/7

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former massey HQ

well i guess i uploaded all my pics on webshots upside down so youll have to wait till i fix them :roll:

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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
hahaha, nice bella. gettin in a little mountain top removal while youre there eh? :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:46 pm 
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oh yes oh yes, about three jobs, a huge road construction project (only coal co. to do one) and auger mining pit, highwall miner pit, and one deep mine......

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:07 pm 
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old original longwall mine portal
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Auger miner
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Black Bear plant from ontop of the coal silo
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the itty bitty field in left center of the picture is where i lived, cant see the house though it tucked back in the mth. about 1 mile below my house was an old rail load out, then the public road, this is looking down from the highway project
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above where i lived, part of the road project
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loading a beam on a highwall miner
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miner head
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mining coal of this cut
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moving some equipment- notice the mtn. top removal in the back
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only in kentucky
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119N in kentucky
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view of the plant from the helicopter
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one of our jobs- and the valley fill
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the fault in virginia where the coal stops
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pikeville ky.
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mr. bella tear down this mountain
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really big excavator
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more to come.....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:12 am 
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