Kalgoorlie, the Super Pit, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Wenco System, Open Pit Mining Operation - Video

Mining in Action: Kalgorlie Super Pit

Kalgoorlie, the Super Pit, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Wenco Systems, Open Pit Mining Operation - Video

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Rolling Wheels - HUGE trucks! Source: Ian Usher

Kalgoorlie, alternatively known as Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The Super Pit
The Super Pit is an open-cut gold mine approximately 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long, 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) wide and 512 metres (1,680 ft) deep. It was created by Alan Bond, who bought up a number of old mine leases in order to get the land area needed for the Super Pit. Every now and again the digging reveals an old shaft containing abandoned equipment and vehicles from the earlier mines. The mine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a visitor centre overlooks it. Source: Wikipedia, Kalgoorlie

The Super Pit is managed by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) and owned (50/50) by Newmont Australia and Barrick Gold Corporation. Source: SuperPit.com.

Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc. is a United States-based corporation headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. Caterpillar is, according to their corporate website, "the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines." Caterpillar produces a wide range of heavy equipment, including the range of Caterpillar bulldozers. Caterpillar's line of vehicles range from tracked tractors to hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, motor graders, off-highway trucks, wheel loaders, and agricultural tractors. They are used in construction, road-building, mining, forestry, energy, transportation and material-handling industries. Source: Wikipedia, Caterpillar.

CAT 797F Haul Truck.
The 797F is the next step in ultra-class mining trucks, designed and built by Caterpillar using components and systems that have evolved through years of rugged mining applications. It delivers excellent maneuverability, safe operation, low maintenance costs, lower operating costs and a comfortable ride. The 797F also features two retarding options for downhill or flat/uphill applications and oil-cooled multiple disc brakes on all four wheels. Source: CaterpillarInc.

Komatsu Crawler Excavator PC8000
Machines used for excavating earth and rocks and loading them on a dump truck. The size ranges from small ones (PC78MR-6) used in civil engineering to super large ones used in mines (PC8000-6). Crawler excavators are capable of a wide variety of work by changing a front attachment. Source: Komatsu.com.

Komatsu Limited
Komatsu Limited is a multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, and military equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and Thermoelectric modules. Its headquarters is at 2-3-6, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its name was taken after the current city of Komatsu, Ishikawa at the company's foundation there in 1917. Komatsu is the world's second largest manufacturer of construction equipment and mining equipment after Caterpillar. However, in some areas (Japan, China, Middle East), Komatsu has a larger share than Caterpillar. It has manufacturing operations in Japan, Asia, Americas and Europe. Source: Wikipedia, Komatsu Limited.

Wenco is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of PC based mine management solutions.

Mine management systems focus on monitoring and controlling a mine's mobile assets to ensure effective utilization of all departments including operations, maintenance, engineering, resource planning, management and financial reporting. Mine management systems have become a necessity in modern mining and a key ingredient to a successful mine. Source: Wenco.com.


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