Open pit Coal Mine

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    So I found these pictures in folders, thought some of you would like to see them.
    They are from an open pit mine in Gillette, Wyomning.

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    This shovel is made in Japan I guess, and has a kitchen and breakroom in it.
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    Work at a strip mine once Ammonium Nitrate heaven.
     
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    They have 12 open pit mines in Wyomning, and they keep moving one highway for the mines. They also have to replace the earth, the way they found it, minus the coal of course. :D
     
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    From English Russia:

    An open pit diamond mine in the Russian Far East
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    The theory is that diamonds are formed inside the throat of really deep volcanos. The odd thing is, most of the diamond mines are in flat places, but with a long history of vulcanism.

    This being Russia, they don't have to put it back the way it was.

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    It is impossible to get an idea of the scale of the thing

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    but this might help with the perspective

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    The scars of the open pit mines in Wyoming will show for a few centuries.
     

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