Bucyrus shovel loading Haulpak in Minnesota at the HULL RUST mine - It was very windy so clip does not have sound.
The Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, Minnesota, is the largest open pit iron mine in the world. The mine, located in the Mesabi Range, supplied as much as one-fourth of all the iron ore mined in the United States during its peak production years of World War I and II.
Over 519 million tons of waste material and 690 million tons of iron ore have been removed from the mine area since ore shipments began in 1895. The mine was listed as a National Historic Landmark, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966. The mine is still operated today by the Hibbing Taconite Company, and taconite pellets are extracted at the rate of 8.2 million tons annually (not counting waste overburden).
Open Pit Mining
Open-pit mining, also known as open-cast mining, open-cut mining, and strip mining, refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.
Open pit mining.
Komatsu 830E a 250 US ton capacity Ultra class mining dump truck
Komatsu 930E a 320 US ton capacity Ultra class mining dump truck (formerly the 'Haulpak 830E)
Komatsu 960E a 360 US ton capacity machine.
Bucyrus International, Inc. is a
manufacturer of heavy mining equipment. Founded in Bucyrus, Ohio in 1880,
the headquarters were moved to its current location in South Milwaukee,
Wisconsin in 1893.
Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the 1960s and 1970s. It is currently the centerpiece of a mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas.
Interactive Satellite Map
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