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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:52 am

g'day all, i was just wondering do you think this was dug by hand because it doesn't look like you could get big machines down there?
p.s if you look closely you can see it has taken a victim it looks like a donkey or camel poor thing Crying or Very sad
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Post  TheGoldenChild on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:58 am

Don't know big chop, if it was done by hand they should have the book thrown at 'em for not refilling there hole lol! .
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:02 pm

did ya see the dead animal bottom right
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Post  davsgold on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:03 pm

Damn those older model detectors used to go deep allright Laughing
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Post  rarebreed on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:23 pm

BC, The left hand side is a ramp to remove material out via machinary.
Most open cuts of this size are usually always dug out with machinary and explosives.
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:35 pm

Do you think it is an old hole,it's not very big i am thinking they would have used old machinery to do it? It's small compared to this one i found
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Post  rarebreed on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:50 pm

It's obviously been erroded with water over time, but compare it to pictures of active open cuts and you will see a lot of the same features.
E.g The ramp leveling and roads so the material can be removed after charges have been fired.

Mine sites that are not maintained deteriorate faster
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Post  monoman1961 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:55 pm

is that a wheres wally trick im still looking for the donkey lol
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:58 pm

how come the small one has no water in it and the big one does deeper maybe?

this is a good sized one lol! lol!

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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:01 pm

ok see the clearing to the right there is a skeleton and a bit of skin left
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Post  rarebreed on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:11 pm

BC this depends on a few things.
This area may have been dug down to bed rock, depending on it's composition the water finds it hard to penerate and instead pools like what we see in the pilbara at billabongs.
Alternativly the water table may also be low in this area and the mine has flooded and then became unviable.
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Post  Hoffs Gold on Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:32 pm

The Super pit sure is something hey!
The one we have is big but not that big.
The old miners had shafts down as far as 1500mts deep. Some of the old shafts can be seen in the sides of the Super pit.
Pore horse/camel/donkey thing not a good way to go! Neutral
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:46 pm

can you see some of the shafts in the super pit?Did you see the donkey thing?
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Post  Hoffs Gold on Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:18 pm

big chop wrote:ok see the clearing to the right there is a skeleton and a bit of skin left

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See in the far side the little black holes there old shafts,

Nope never seen the donkey thing lol!

And just talked to dispatch and our pit here at Cadia is deeper the Super pit was 500-550m deep 3.5km long 1.5km wide, when this pic was taken.
Our pit is 630m deep as of today 2km from S.W too N.E & 1.3km from N.W too S.E its a rather nice little hole..
Google Map, Cadia NSW and have a look they just got some new photos done

I'm in the office just below the tails thickeners off the concentrators & above that little pond, look I'm waving Very Happy

Hope the pic's work!
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:23 pm

had a bow peep couldn't find those photos.Do you pump the water out from the bottom of the mine.
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Post  Hoffs Gold on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Yep we sure do Big chop it's not bad at the moment, go back 6 months when all that rain hit us there was a massive amount of water in there!
Did you tale the photos of them two other pits what area is the one with the donkey in it WA?
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Post  big chop on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:43 pm

yer the donkey was in WA near cue
i had a look at some of my super pit photos i saw a shaft in one as well awesome.
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