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Mining Gear Pics

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by Cat Dr., Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Excellant pictures!:thumbsup Is that a diamond mine?
     
  2. traxs

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    Thanks, and yes, it's a diamond mine. One of the biggest in canada. Open pit until they can't go any deeper, than it's underground mining.
     
  3. PSDF350

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    Was thinking the fishing must be good around there. Gonna be nicer when you guys are done.
     
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    Lots of fish, big ones too. I heard that it wasn't that good tho. I heard that they live mostly at the bottom; I dunno if that's why...:beatsme
     
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    Those pictures are something else,you still at that mine?
     
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    Nice pictures traxs,does the Ecati mine?
     
  7. traxs

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    Nope, not there anymore.
     
  8. traxs

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    C'est la mine de Diavik. Pas trop loin de Ecati.
     
  9. alco

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    Here are a few pics of the airlift. Most f the shovel was brought in on board large cargo planes, so not much actually flew under the helicopter.

    Brian
     

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    So alco, those pics were taken in YK?? when they were loading?
     
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    Here are a couple more, bear in mind not all of the items they flew in by helicopter were for the shovel. Since they had it there, they flew in some other machines as well. The same goes for the heavylift planes, they flew in other machines as well.

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    nice pics:scool
     
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    That's one I couldn't answer for you. These were supplied to me by a friend at Terex Mining. I would assume they were taken when loading though. I wasn't sure if they flew the plane loads out of Edmonton or not. I do know the helicopter loads flew out of Yellowknife.

    Brian
     
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    Yeah, they flew out of YK, cuz theres no ashphalt or trees at Diavik. The planes flew out of YK too, must be cheaper to truck it there than to fly from Edmonton.
     
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    I was wondering about that, I would have figured it may have been cheaper to fly direct from Edmonton, but I guess not.

    Brian
     
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    yeah, everything came from YK. The airport up there isnt that busy. The chopper came from russia to YK. They work with G&G expediting. When I left they flew my stuff(tools, etc) to YK and than trucked it to Quebec.
     
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    Small world, I use to work on that very same 655!
     
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    And here's some pics from down under. The dragline is a P&H 9020, 1 of 3 in the Hunter Valley mining region in NSW. Several more can be found in QLD.
     

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    And a Hitachi EX5500-6, same mine as the Dragline above. They have also recently purchased an EX8000-6 to go along with their existing fleet of a Komatsu PC4000-6, Hitachi EX3500-5, P&H 4100XPB and a WA1200-3 (Which they have tendered for a second WA1200-3)
     

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    Nice shots, thanks for posting them. Feel free to post a whole bunch more!