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That IS a very curious piece of equipment, and a lot of work obviously went into the construction of it!

I have seen a lot of mining equipment and machinery. There is even a lot of it on the property where I live. But, I have never seen anything like that.

I'll betchya Roy will know...

Jim

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Not exactly equipment per se but definitely used in the mining process. All of these photos except one were used back in the 1800's and are at (or near) the mine where I currently work. Your guesses as to what they are and what they were used for will probably be better than mine.

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"The End Of The Tracks" - Narrow Gauge Ore Car tracks now leading to nowhere

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Modern day equipment that we currently use at the mine. That's me standing next the loader.

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I think I've brought this up before Greg, but I thought I would give it one more try.

I sure would like to borrow your Loader for a weekend! :D

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Jim Hatt wrote:I think I've brought this up before Greg, but I thought I would give it one more try.

I sure would like to borrow your Loader for a weekend! :D

Jim
Are you aware, Jim how much it costs to run that loader for one hour? :D And then of course there would be the costs to get it from Northern Nevada to Arizona. How are your retirement funds holding out?

Still want to borrow it?

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I never thought about that Greg.

What if... I drove up there. Could I just play with it in your yard for a little while? That thing looks like the ULTIMATE 4X4!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Yes it can move some ore around. Four buckets to fill the truck below.

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Boy that Photobucket sure makes a mess out of a good Photograph. Can't complain though - it's FREE.

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Another piece of equipment used in mining is the steam locomotive below. This engine used to pull ore cars back in the early 1900's, (It was built in 1910). It's sister, (engine #93), is a working Locomotive pulling tourists in passenger cars at the Northern Nevada Railway Museum in Ely Nevada. I used to work there, that's how I got the Photo and many others of old railroad cars and equipment.

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Hola amigos,

Gosh that wheel - at first I was going to say oh heck yes, it is an old undershot water wheel, which would have been connected to other machines by pulleys but I don't see any sluice or water gate etc. With the angle of the paddles, it could even be a giant squirrel cage blower, for separating ore like a drywasher but I really don't know!
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Right on Roy!

That's really bothering me
What the heck is it?
doing some research
I came across this link

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Mining

Those water wheels were being implemented
in mining during Roman times

may not be sure as you say
but its a start!!
a darn good one too!

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Geesh, that machine is BIG. Would need my whole yard, just to turn around!!

That's why I have a little one :roll: :lol: (I have a Case 580 CK, bucket and backhoe)

It does the job - well, it has so far :lol: :lol:

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