Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gold mining workhorses Caterpillar 345 and Volvo A-25 rock truck

Gold mining workhorses Caterpillar  345 and Volvo A-25 rock truck
Gold mining workhorses Caterpillar  345 and Volvo A-25 rock truck

This is an operation we tackled in western montana several years ago. This project was definitely pushing my abilities!! Roads and adverse property kept everything pretty tight. We had to strip approximately 40 feet of overburden to get at the 10 foot seam of pay gravel the old timers left behind.

The gravel was a debris flow and the values were evenly distributed throughout. We used our Cat 345 excavator for the entire project in conjunction with a volvo rock truck. These two workhorses will make short work of overburden and pay gravel management tasks. Depending on your requirements sometimes a couple of extra trucks can really speed up the overburden removal tasks.

 Pay gravel values dictate how you are going to  excavate and process your gravel . I have used this materials handling system with very good results, for many years.  Alluvial mining management is a discipline.  Every property has is own unique challenges and no two are alike.





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