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The Surge Bin at Tom Price Mine Site.
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I’d really love to know more about “The Struggle”. What is happening/has happened?
Hehehe Hey Whirli :) This is another shot from when I was working at Tom Price. :) This was near the end of the 4 weeks and is right down the bottom of where we were working (About 4 floors down in the earth) That space at the guys hips leads into what is called the Surge Bin. It’s where all the crushed rock falls into and then down to conveyors underneath to go off to be processed. Usually there are two HUGE iron doors which cover the Bin so it’s not dangerous. What these guys are trying to do is feed the wire through that pulley and down onto the door which is laying flat IN the Surge bin. The other end of the Wire is attached to a Gantry Crane on the surface which will then pull the door back up into position. The thing was .. .we were really a little behind schedule and the Scaff Builders (the guys in the photo) hadn’t made the Scaff high enough to reach the pulley properly, PLUS the rope just didn’t seem to want to fit. LOL It was cool to watch all these butch guys struggling so hard with reaching and getting VERY tired and saw arms from doing something the hard way. Made for so really good photos I think :) :) Sorta reminds me a little of those War Memorial Statues where it has three or so guys raising a flag on a pole ;)
Wow! Amazing, scary, and much more! I don’t think I could go that far underground – the best I’ve managed was down an opal mine, but I kept feeling as though I was going to be crushed. Hey, I can’t even have the zip of my sleeping bag done up if I’m camping!! So I take my hat off to you and those guys who were working down there!!!
love this type of sepia shots with workmen in them reminds me of hard work ..keep them coming ..Craig
Awwww Whirli, seriously, where I was is no different to working inside a building … maybe even safer because all the cement walls are held in place by Earth … not air!! :) I have a video of me walking down the first few flights of stairs if you are interested in watching ;) Hehehe It’s a .mov and is about 16MB.
Thank you Lawry :D:D I will try my best :) :) VBS
Excellent shot. I love the hard light and sharp contrast.
These little insights into your life are quite interesting!
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