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Meet Kate, Dump Truck Operator at Prominent Hill
Kate shares her experiences working as a Dump Truck Operator for Thiess Mining's Prominent Hill Copper Gold Project in South Australia.
Views: 14126 Thiess Mining
Dump Truck Training Brisbane - iMINCO. The haul road circuit
Safety first when learning to drive huge dump trucks at the 100 hectare New Chum training centre, west of Brisbane, Queensland. Complete with long haul roads, challenging terrain and other plant and equipment working in close proximity - this is as close as you'll get to real mine site machinery operator experience. Drive the biggest CAT training trucks in Australia, learn the safety and operational procedures and gain a national qualification RIIMPO311A – Conduct Haul Truck Operations.
Views: 14942 Information iMINCO
Stawell Gold Mine - Articulated Underground Trucks - 60 metric tonne capacity - Australian Trucks
Stawell Gold Mine atlas copco Minetruck MT6020 has 60 metric tonne capacity, articulated underground truck. Australian Trucks Stawell Victoria Australia
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The life on a mining village in Western Australia
After working 9 months in different mining sites around Western Australia, I decided to make this little video after realizing that unless you've been there, it's really hard to imagine what is it to live on a mine site village. It's usually way better that what people imagine... For more information, check my blog at http://nomadxperiment.wordpress.com and these post : - To live on a mining camp in Australia ;http://wp.me/p2nFW7-kE - How to get a job on a mine site in Australia ? : http://wp.me/p2nFW7-ns If you ever need an SEO/SMO expert to rank your website on the first page of Google, check out my new digital marketing project : http://primuseo.com
Views: 152138 PrimuSEO
Scania Mining V8 pulling four and five trailer combinations
Scania R620 CA6x4 EHZ has been hooked up to mining trailers built by J Smith and Sons from Gympie, Queensland. Each trailer can carry around 55-tonnes of processed coal. The combination's payload of 225-tonnes has a Gross Combination Mass of 360-tonnes with four trailers, or a payload of 292-tonnes and GCM of 430-tonnes with five trailers. The Scania can pull the trailers at up to 74 km/h (loaded), and with four trailers on can climb an 8% grade. With five trailers, it can scale a 6% grade. The combination travels along hard clay haul roads in an average ambient temperature of 32-dgrees C. Find out more at www.scania.com.au/trucks/mining
Views: 125586 Scania Australia
MT65 truck trial Gawlia Australia
Byrnecut put our new MT65 Minetruck - the world's largest carrying capacity underground truck - through its paces over a 2000 hour performance trial at Gwalia in WA.
Views: 16097 Atlas Copco Australia
Cat 785D Haul truck in cab  view
Cat 785d carrying overburden loaded by leibherr 9350 B/A
Views: 147497 chrisdude2
NineMSN news reporter Josephine Asher meets mining dump truck driver Melissa Marco and mine manager Tony Davis at Bengalla coal mine in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
Views: 43732 Jo Asher
CAT 785C Dump Truck at Woodie Woodie mine site, Western Australia.
This is me in my CAT 785C dump truck performing an offside turn onto a Hitachi EX2500 excavator at the Green Snake Central open pit, Woodie Woodie mine site is in Western Australia. Woodie Woodie is a manganese mine.
Views: 67356 Damian Harrison
AutoMine Trucking - Productivity Evolved
AutoMine®, the industry’s leading automation solution for underground truck haulage, is even more advanced. With AutoMine®, intelligent trucks from Sandvik navigate autonomously in full production cycles while system operators remotely supervise the fleet.
Mining Jobs TV Episode 3  - Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs
MINING JOBS TV Episode 3: Unskillled & Entry Level Mining Jobs Brought to you by www.miningresumes.com - Kick-start your mining career today and email us at [email protected] or call Mining Resumes on 1300 737 863 Welcome to Episode 3 of Mining Jobs TV. Hi my name is Matt and I will be speaking to you today about unskilled and entry level jobs in the Australian mining industry. Mining Jobs TV is a FREE online TV channel presenting regular episodes where we will discuss mining jobs and tips that will help you to secure a job in the industry. You may have probably heard the stories about a friend of a friend who is earning over $100,000 a year on a mine somewhere in Western Australia or Queensland and wondered how you could get a mining job too. Entry level or unskilled jobs, like trade assistants or plant operators are hard to get now as every man and his dog are applying for them. The best way to get these jobs would be to move out to the little mining towns and live there and register with all the labour hire companies, there are hundreds of them. Trades people like fitters, welders, boilermakers and electricians still have a fairly good chance of picking up work on mining sites. If you don't have a trade, doing a rigging or scaffolding course would give you a good chance at getting a job, the courses are only about 4 weeks long, but they are fairly expensive. Other unskilled or basic jobs available include cleaners, laundry workers and kitchen hands which is not difficult if you have hospitality training and experience. Talking to people who are currently working on mining sites can be a big help, especially if you have no previous experience or qualifications. It would be even better if you could get in contact with expats from your own country who are working on mining sites. They can let you know who to call and what you need to do. If you are inexperienced and unqualified you need to be fit and ready for physical labour. The work will be very repetitive and routine based with long 12 hour days, so you really need to be mentally prepared, as well as physically. Some mines will have a very high turnover of workers. This is because many people go to work on the mines not knowing what to expect. Because there can be such a high turnover, you may not start earning big money straight away, although your wages won't be small either. Once you've proved yourself to be a reliable worker, your wages should increase. Most mining companies will run police checks, as well as drug and alcohol tests. Even though there are wet mess areas on-site where workers can unwind and drink alcohol, they do have to drink in moderation and be fit-for-work before their shift starts Shutdowns are exactly what the name suggests. Every now and then mining sites need to shut down for upgrades, maintenance or repairs and they usually hire people temporarily to work during shut downs. A lot of the work is unskilled and doesn't last very long, so it's great for backpackers who want to keep on travelling and don't want to make a full-time commitment. It's also a great way to get your foot in the door and gain valuable on-site experience. To do certain mining jobs you will need to get licences and training, or 'tickets' as they are more commonly known. There are lots of different types of tickets depending on what type of work you're going to do. Some tickets can be very expensive and mines in different states require different tickets, so you really need to do your research before you start spending money on courses. Don't think that just because you're female that the mining companies and recruiters won't consider you. The mining industry in Australia is becoming increasingly gender neutral. It's not just cooking and cleaning jobs either on offer for women either; more and more women are working on Australian mining sites, and in some cases, companies even prefer women for certain jobs. For example, a popular job for women on mining sites is driving a dump truck because research has shown that women are easier on the multi-million dollar equipment yet still get the job done. It's most important to ensure you have the resume professionally worded and designed to stand out from your competitors. We highly recommended Mining Resumes to prepare your resume as they are the industry leaders in resume preparation for clients seeking jobs in the mining and oil & gas industry. They can be contacted via phone on 1300 RESUME or have a look at their website miningresumes.com with package details and samples browse that demonstrate their quality and experience. If you aren't already signed up to receive the Mining Jobs episodes, fill out your name and email address in the box at the bottom right hand side of our website at miningjobs.tv or email us at [email protected]
Views: 55005 Monique Thompson
Ever wondered what it's like to drive one of the biggest trucks in the world?
Ever wondered what it's like to drive one of the biggest trucks in the world? Meet April who does just that. April drives a Caterpillar 797f rear dump truck at Peak Downs Mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin.
Views: 162746 BHP
Dump Truck Training
komatsu 785
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Inside A Giant Dump Truck
Komatsu 830E with AC Drive.
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mjb truck driving in WA mines #1
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Technology at Suncor: Autonomous Haulage Systems
Starting in 2018, Suncor has announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines, starting with the North Steepbank mine. Over the next six years, the company expects to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full program, which will be one of the largest investments in electric autonomous vehicles in the world. FLI Advisory: This video contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”), including references to: anticipated benefits of innovation; potential advantages of using autonomous haulage systems (“AHS”); expected workforce changes; the expected timeline for full implementation of AHS; and the expected number of AHS trucks upon full implementation. Some of the forward-looking statements and information may be identified by words like “potential”, “will” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on Suncor’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions that were made by the company in light of its information available at the time the statement was made and consider Suncor’s experience and its perception of historical trends. Forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Suncor’s most recently filed quarterly report, Annual Information Form, Form 40-F and Annual Report and other documents it files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities describe the risks, uncertainties, material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results and such factors are incorporated herein by reference. Suncor’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by its forward-looking statements, so readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. Except as required by applicable securities laws, Suncor disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Views: 12150 Suncor Energy
Volvo Trucks - The world's first self-driving truck in an underground mine
Our fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck will cover a distance of 7 kilometres, reaching 1,320 metres underground in the narrow mine tunnels. Read more: http://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/about-us/automation.html Visit Volvo Trucks website: http://www.volvotrucks.com Volvo Trucks on social media: https://facebook.com/VolvoTrucks https://instagram.com/volvotrucks https://linkedin.com/company/volvo-trucks https://youtube.com/VolvoTrucks https://twitter.com/volvotrucks
Views: 65073 Volvo Trucks
Extreme Trucks #31 - Road trains & Massive rigs of the Pilbara, mining trucks in action
Mining trucks and mega road trains in action in Australia's Pilbara region! Through the mountains, around roadhouse truck stops and towns, we follow them every where! : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2017. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
Views: 301140 Oz Outback Family
Outback Trucking Australia
Outback Trucking Australia. Roadtrains through WA and NT. These are random clips taken on some of my jobs in the last 12 months through the Pilbara, Kimberley and Northern Territory. The KW is my old faithfull with the Cat 3408 18 liter V8 which I have owned for the last 15 years. The water pipe was going from Marandoo iron ore mine to Tom Price, following the iron ore rail line. You can see the iron ore trains on my other vids.
Views: 842726 gm16v149
Massive 1000 hp Kenworth C510  with 5 trailer road train
These Massive 1000 horsepower Kenworth C510s at Burton Downs Mine are specifically designed for off-highway use and rated up to 250 tonne. They’re powered by Cummins’ 19-litre QSK-19 engine which complies with Australian on-highway emission requirements (ADR80). Designed primarily for high-end road train applications, the big-bore Cummins engine provides superior levels of durability and reliability than is currently available from smaller cubic capacity engines. The engine delivers 606 hp (447 kW) at 2100 rpm, with peak torque of 1950 lb ft (2644 Nm) at 1300 rpm. Other key components include an 18-speed Fuller RTLO-22918B transmission, with a first gear ratio of 14.4:1 through to 0.73:1 in overdrive. Rear axles are Axle Tech STRC-1297 hub reduction (they’re the old Rockwell off-road model) with a final ratio of 9.59:1. The front axle is Rockwell FL941 rated at 9.1 tonne and the 295 mm deep chassis which has a far thicker web and flange than its highway cousins and features a full length double frame. These power trailer units have a Smith built body on the power-trans chassis (they’re the company who built the power trailer unit) and they’re fitted with either Cummins ISX or Signature engines rated at 450 and 500 horsepower. They are coupled to an Allison automatic transmission and tri-drive SISU hub reduction axles. The control of these trailers is via both a cab mounted hand throttle and married to the accelerator pedal. The advantage of this for instance is when the unit is climbing a hill the trailer can be set at full throttle and when the driver changes gear in the Kenworth C510 there is minimal road speed loss as the trailer is still pushing the unit.
Views: 3755599 RoadtrainsInAction
Extreme Trucker #1 - Massive Road trains trucks crossing flooded river in the Australian outback
The highway from Darwin to Perth in the Kimberley region in Western Australia was closed for 24 hours when the road flooded in January 2017. This compilation is of some of those big rigs that were waiting to cross when the river dropped (as well as some other footage of earlier in the wet season). : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2016. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
Views: 2255961 Oz Outback Family
Breaking News - Australian mother opens up on how she became truck driver
Heather Jones was a young mum of two when she left her comfortable job as a secretary to become a long-haul truck driver.At 51, she is one of Australia's leading female figures in the trucking industry - it's a business Ms Jones has been part of for 27 years, and one she said has been a 'blast'.The Perth-based mother-of-two revealed she hit the road, with her two young daughters in tow, when she was just 24.At the time she recalled she was working as a secretary for a mining company when the call went out for truck drivers to transport materials around the mine.'The job offered double the money, and half the stress,' Ms Jones told FEMAIL.Her progression to driving long-haul big rig trucks came when her husband left her and her two girls, Kersti and Chelsea, in the early '90s.Ms Jones needed a lifeline, and a friend, and a fellow truckie came to the rescue.'A mate of mine was managing a trucking company in Karratha in Western Australia,' she said.'And he offered me a job. Without that break I have no idea where we would be now.'But the offer to drive big rigs came with one strict proviso: her girls, then five and four, weren't allowed to get out of the truck.Life driving long-haul trucks around Western Australia not only gave the new single mum a great income, but it also provided a mobile home - one that came decked out with bunks, a fridge and built-in closets - for the family.While breaking into the heavily male-dominated industry was 'extremely challenging', she said she found camaraderie among others who lived on the road.'People know you on the highway and look out for you,' she said of the men and women who she referred to as her 'trucking family.'Ms Jones explained that at the time, the family were spending 'around 90 per cent on the road driving' so a decision was made to home-school her two girls.'No matter where we went we always had book work and school work, and I tried to make it fun and entertaining and enjoyable,' she said.The family ended up spending a total of seven years on the road and decided to call Perth home when her girls hit their early teens and told her they wanted to attend school.While she was working driving trucks, in 2004, the dynamic Ms Jones struck out on her own and set up her own heavy haulage business, Success Transport.Though she mortgaged her house to finance the operation, getting a loan from the bank, was impossible, she recalled.'I spent hours every day trying to get a bank loan, only to face disappointment. I finally succeeded by going through a finance broker,' she explained.Heading up her own trucking business was tough, Ms Jones said.Not only was she forced to be more competitive and work harder, she also had to contend with lasting prejudice.'Unfortunately, you have to give 200 per cent, and then you're asked: "Who did you sleep with to get where you are?".'You really need to prove you can do what you're paid to do.'The business is one her daughters, Kersti now 29, and Chelsea, 28, have grown up in, AutoNews- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5193355/Australian-mother-opens-truck-driver.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Views: 1450 US Femail
Driving in a Terex 6300 Mining Dumper Truck (largest in the world)
Taken from the passenger position in a Terex 6300 mining dumper truck in an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. These are amongst the largest dumper trucks in the world. This truck is now made by Bucyrus as the Bucyrus MT6300AC.
Views: 306478 ddrab14
Dump Truck Training Course Brisbane - iMINCO Mining Information
DumpTruck Training Course Brisbane. Learn to drive a mining dump truck. Training courses for mining dump truck operators. This is a beginners training course, 5 days, including a light vehicle course and Standard 11 qualification. RIIMPO311A – Conduct Haul Truck Operations
Views: 12272 Information iMINCO
Inside the Caterpillar 773G Haul Truck
My brother rob driving his haul truck, sound quality sucks due to the open window... Pushysix.com
Views: 113160 Pushysix®
Australian Heavy Haulage - TOLL Western Star & Kenworth K200
Australian Heavy Haulage - TOLL Western Start & Kenworth K200 on the Great Northern Highway Chittering Western Australia.
Views: 23637 Matt Hayes
The Largest Chinese Mining Truck
Original video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3fAYYRq39k Subscribe to new videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3n0rM58pU4aygiI72sCh0Q?sub_confirmation=1
Driving 400t Truck while sleeping? Safety Systems for Mining Trucks  @ MINExpo 2012
Of course it's not a good idea to operate a 400 ton Truck when you're sleeping! Safety and security are major concerns in the mining and extraction industry. Liebherr has new approaches to these concerns. The human factor still plays a major role. At Minexpo 2012, in Las Vegas, Liebherr presents its aptly-named 'Fatigue Monitoring System'. Bernd Haase of Liebherr Newport News USA tells Bauforum24 TV about how Liebherr addresses accident prevention.
Views: 9180 Bauforum24
Moving a massive Caterpillar 794AC dump truck
Caterpillar displayed their electric drive 794AC mining haul truck for the first time at Minexpo 2016. Here's some footage of it moving out of the Las Vegas convention center after the end of the show.
Views: 3323085 Awesome Earthmovers
The Massive rigs really take a beating on the dirt! A collection of big rigs, roadtrains and mining trucks on the Tanami Raod in outback Australia. : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2016. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
Views: 27686 Oz Outback Family
Drifting in a haul Truck! Operator looses control in wet weather
A maintenance vehicle films as a haul truck spins out in wet weather
Views: 16505 Mining Mayhem
The World's first fully autonomous dump truck leaving Minexpo 2016
Komatsu introduced us to their "Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle" at Minexpo 2016. This is a video of it moving out of the Las Vegas convention center after the show.
Views: 789370 Awesome Earthmovers
The Biggest Carriers 🚚 Trucks In The World! Oversize Timber Transportation Australian Road Train
Huge large multiwheel trucks. They carry what beyond the power of any other machine. Incredibly long trucks with dozens of wheels! Oversized cargo, road trains and timber trucks. Video from the USA, Australia, Turkey, Russia and many other countries around the world! The Biggest Carriers And Trucks In The World! Dangerous Oversize Load Transportation Road Train Mechanical Engineering The Biggest Carriers And Trucks In The World! Dangerous Oversize Load Timber Transportation Australian Road Train COOPERATION 1. Send us your video to [email protected] 2. Watch it on our compilation 3. Get links and views to your channel! Крупнейшие Перевозчики и Грузовики в Мире! Огромные крупногабаритные многоколесные фуры. Они перевозят то, что не под силу ни одной другой машине. Невероятной длины грузовики с несколькими десятками колес! Крупногабаритный груз, автопоезд и аварии на дороге. Видео из США, Австралии, Турции, России и многих других стран мира!
Views: 2761552 BogMonsterZ
Haul Truck Test Drive
Vince and I got to drive a haul truck back in 2005.
Views: 28782 Dave Young
TRUCK FAIL... caterpillar  brutal crash destroyed bad day mining machine operator accidente camion
this is a security crash test without driver
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Australian Trucks Compilation 1
A 60 minute compilation of video's of a bunch of my short clips, and also some clips that have never been uploaded before. Varying angles are shown from inside, outside, and road side,
Views: 1589847 emd645e3c
Haul Truck Wash - Autowash Australia
Mining haul truck wash by InterClean Inc. Distributed by AutoWash in Australia/Pacific. For more info see www.autowash.com.au
Views: 14223 AutoWashAustralia
Autonomous Haulage System
Introducing the largest fleet of autonomous haulage across its B2 / Nammuldi iron ore development. To find out more, please visit www.AutonomouStuff.com
Views: 8601 AutonomouStuff
The World's Longest Truck - Road Train in Australia
Australia - a country road trains. In the Australian outback, where for hundreds of kilometers around you to meet a couple of other cattle-farms, or "stations", as they call them, train - a vital necessity. After all, in order to deliver the goods to the destination of the train, the owner, such as a sheep station would have to get their living from the load to the nearest railway hundreds of kilometers. Road trains - powerful trucks, which stretches for two, three (and sometimes more) of huge trailer, capable in a matter of days to cross the Green Continent, connecting the country's states and territories. Subscribe to new videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3n0rM58pU4aygiI72sCh0Q?sub_confirmation=1
Road Trains in Port Hedland
Massive Road Trains in Port Hedland Western Australia hauling iron ore and alike
Views: 387874 Matt Hayes
Extreme Trucks #43 - MASSIVE Road trains in Australia l Australian Rigs in action ozoutback trucks
A bit of a play around with some effects on some of these vids, but it's mostly about the trucks!! Massive rigs of the Pilbara, Western Australia! Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ED3awJOyM : Please subscribe for more great outback videos : © OZOUTBACK All rights reserved 2019. Any reproduction or republication of all or part of this video/audio is prohibited.
Views: 5879 Oz Outback Family
Komatsu Autonomous Dump Truck
The self-driving truck doesn’t really have a front or back. It can drive in either direction equally well thanks to four-wheel steering, which in turn means a strip mine doesn’t need to allocate space for one of the massive vehicles to turn around after each trip so a driver can see where they’re going. It can simply shuttle back and forth, reversing direction as needed. If you like DPCcars videos please subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc The latest version of its Autonomous Haulage System dump truck, however, was designed from the ground up to be completely autonomous. As you can see, there’s no longer a driver’s cab. In fact, aside from the direction the dumping bed raises, the self-driving truck doesn’t really have a front or back. It can drive in either direction equally well thanks to four-wheel steering, which in turn means a strip mine doesn’t need to allocate space for one of the massive vehicles to turn around after each trip so a driver can see where they’re going. It can simply shuttle back and forth, reversing direction as needed. The other advantage to being able to operate in either direction is that Komatsu was able to design the new autonomous truck so that weight was evenly distributed between all four wheels, allowing it to maximize its payload—over 250 tons—which in turn means less trips back and forth to be emptied.
Views: 400256 DPCcars
Water truck operator gets abused
water truck operator get abused after not once but twice drives past a man on the ground (contains bad language)
Views: 28770 Mining Mayhem
Technology News Tracker: Scania Testing Autonomous Trucks in Australian Mine
Scania has partnered with Rio Tinto to test autonomous trucks at a mine in Western Australia. The Scania XT 8x4 autonomous tipper truck has a driver in the cab to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Rio Tinto says testing vehicles smaller than its traditional haul trucks provides more flexibility for its operations. Use of other autonomous mining equipment at its sites has enabled Rio Tinto to create safer and more efficient operations. The project with Scania is Rio Tinto’s next step in evaluating options for delivering further improvements through automation.
Hitch Hiked Australia With A Truck Driver | Let Us Live Ep. 20
OPEN ME!! What's up guys! So it's been a month in Aus already... So crazy to think about! Even though it's been a slow month, we are loving it here so far! And definitely getting stoked for the upcoming adventures! But, can you believe we hitch hiked with a truck driver for 11 hours!? It was one of the coolest experiences ever! I just wish it wasn't over night so we could have gotten more footage.. But oh well what are you gunna do... Anyways, if you liked the vlog give it a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe! 💙 Our Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thewanderfullyfe/ Kels' Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/kels.vaughne/ Our Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/TheWanderfulLyfe Our Website- http://thewanderfullyfe.com
Views: 5921 Cam and Kels
Huge Roadtrains of the North West !
Most of the roadtrains in the video are carting high grade iron ore from smaller mines to Port Hedland to be loaded onto bulk carriers. These mines are too small to have a dedicated rail line. BHP and FMG also use the port facility and have much bigger mines that are serviced by heavy haul railway. The roadtrains use covered side-tipper trailers and the controls are in the cab of the truck. I shot the video last week (August 2015) and production seems to be just as busy as ever despite the drop in iron ore prices. Gold and nickel mining is still strong.
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Truck in underground mine
a view of a 70 tonne truck driving past me (I'm hiding in a stockpile) in an underground nickel mine near Kambalda, in Western Australia.
Views: 3463 theREALshafan