The new Alpine, a sort of small continuous miner, being used to grind down a roadway so that larger vehicles can pass.
Note the furrows in the rock from the grinding head moving back and forth.
The grinding head on the new Alpine. It’s a neat shape and I wouldn’t want to get anywhere near it when it’s in motion.
The dang light on the Alpine arm made it hard to get a picture.
They bought new fans for mine ventilation. The fellow I was traveling with suggested strapping one to the back of a small vehicle and creating a hovercraft. This one was brand new - not even dusty.
Look at the guy getting into the cab for a sense of loader scale.
It was too dark to turn out well, but I stood inside the scoop for another picture.
Tree shadow cast along Chandler Road, while driving back from the mine.
That conveyor in the distance is the line leading up to the base of the production shaft.
How do people even steer undercutters? Geez.
The tagboard, where you mark whether you are in or out of the mine. Used for evacuations, so if you forget to set it to out when leaving, people aren’t going to be happy with you.
Largest wrench I’ve seen yet.
Don’t know what this is, other than part of a small LHD, but it’s sort of cute.
There’s some hundreds of thousands of tons of salt over there, normally. It hasn’t been normal lately.
No, Mr. Pizza delivery guy, there isn’t a turnaround in front of our building. However, there is a ditch.
Happy earplugs are happy.