Explore the geometry of a Power Shovel and Haul Trucks in Sierrita
AZ through Google satellite imagery. To Pan: click and drag
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Sierrita Copper Mine
Sierrita is an open pit metals mine and concentrator, with molybdenum by-products
located 20 miles southwest of Tucson,
near Green Valley, Arizona.
Haul trucks are off-highway, two-axle,
rigid dump trucks specifically
engineered for use in high production
mining and heavy-duty construction
environments. Haul truck capacities range from 50 short tons (45 t) to 400 short tons (363 t).
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.