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    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • Image of a Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill. The drill is used to set holes for blasting, which are then loaded with the blasting powder. Image taken in the Berkeley Pit.
    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Mines
    • Image of a blasting the the Berkeley Pit. Note the line of haul trucks to the left awaiting signal noting the end of the blast and resuming work.
    • Berkeley Pit Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image taken during a blasting at the Berkeley Pit. Note the 65-ton haul pack trucks waiting to be loaded.
    • Blasting Caps & Fuse

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    • Mines
    • Image of blasting caps which have been fastened to the fuse.
    • Loading a Drift Round

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken while loading a drift round for blasting in an unidentified mine.
    • Speculator Mine Powder Plant

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator Mine on the right during the building of the Powder Plant at the site of the old Speculator Mine's boiler room. The plant was used to house blasting supplies for the Berkeley Pit.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner 'timing the shot,' a term used to refer to preparing the fuse before blasting rock.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground mine placing dynamite in a stick of powder to prepare for blasting.
    • Underground Blasting

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image taken while loading holes that have been drilled for blasting.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner pushing a stick of dynamite into a previously drilled hole underground.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner loading primer into dynamite prior to loading holes for blasting.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of miners preparing to blast underground in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Drilling

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image taken while drilling out a round for blasting underground in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner drilling holes for blasting with two jumbos. Note the drill steel stuck into four holes.
    • Underground Powder Magazine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a powder magazine in an unidentified mine. Blasting normally occurred towards the end of a shift.

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