Gold mining in northern Nevada, Haul truck CAT 793D, Shovel: Hitachi.
Gold mining in Nevada
Nevada, a state of the United States, is a major industry, and one of the largest sources of gold in the world. Nevada currently produces 82% of all the gold mined in the United States, over six million ounces in 2007. Almost all the gold in Nevada comes from large open pit mining and cyanide heap leaching recovery. A number of major mining companies, such as Newmont Mining, operate gold mines in the state. Active gold mines include those at Jerritt canyon. Source:
Wikipedia, Gold mining in Nevada
A Power shovel (also stripping shovel or Front Shovel or Electric Mining Shovel) is a bucket equipped machine, usually electrically powered, used for digging and loading earth or fragmented rock, and mineral extraction.
Off-road dump truck: Haul truck
Off-road dump trucks are used strictly off-road for mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs. The term ‘Dump’ Truck is not generally used by the mining industry, or by the manufacturers that build these machines. The more appropriate US term for this strictly off road vehicle is, ‘Haul’ truck and the equivalent European term is 'Dumper'.