Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, January 2, 2017

Pit Mine Rock Crusher

Happy New Year to all my readers! I'm going to finish my series on the huge open pit mine near Cripple Creek, Colorado - the mining is for gold. All the rock is fed into this huge crusher, and then into various processes to extract the gold.
The massive trucks dump their loads...
...and it all feeds through this rotating blade, which is far larger than it appears in the photo.
Conveyor belts move all the rock around.
It's at the bottom of one of the pits.

14 comments:

  1. You were either very close or you have a great zoom on your camera. Either way great photos. Happy New Year.

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  2. I just love mining stuff. I had a tour of the copper smelter in Silver City, NM as part of a job interview when I graduated from school.

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  3. Lovely post and photos about the mining for gold ~ sure has changed since 'panning for gold days' ~

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

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  4. Do they use cyanide to leach the gold out of the crushed rock?

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  5. Is this open to public? Yo;u seem to have the inside track. Happy New Year.

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  6. Great clicks.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year :)

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  7. I enjoyed this immensely. Of course, still being a Coloradoan at heart, anything pertaining to the "Colorful" state thrills me. And Cripple Creek! Been there a few hundred times in my life....lol

    Excellent post and share.

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  8. wow quite unlike the way they used to do it.

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  9. Good shots - but I do feel sorry for the earth.

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