793C haul truck re-assembly in mine Yanacocha, Cajamarca, Peru, at 3:30 a.m.
Minera Yanacocha is the largest gold producer in Latin America.
The San Jose pit at Yanacocha was transformed into a $25 million reservoir storing 1.3 billion gallons (5.9 million cubic meters) of water. Source:
"Yanacocha is a gold mine in northern Peru, considered to be the second largest gold mine in the world, producing over US$7 billion worth of gold to date.The 251-square kilometer open pit mine is situated about 30 kilometers (14 km straight line) north of Cajamarca, in high pampa, straddling the watershed. The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided loans totaling US$150 million for development and has a 5% equity investment in Yanacocha, which is run by the Newmont Mining Corporation, a Denver, Colorado-based company that is the world’s second largest gold mining firm. Newmont is the major shareholder together with Buenaventura, a Peruvian company. In 2005, Yanacocha produced 3,316,933 ounces (103,200 kg) of gold (INEI)."
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'.
Haul truck re-assembly.
Before the dump body can be joined to the frame, the dump body components must be assembled and welded together by a dedicated team,
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