Near Hibbing in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
P & H 2300 Production Shovel Bucket
The bucket capacity is 18 cubic yards which is equivalent to nearly 400 bushel baskets of dirt or broken rock.
Made of cast alloy iron, additional 'wear parts' are welded onto the surface of the bucket to extend the operating life. This is a constant task for mine welders. Bucket teeth, which are pinned on, are replaced by the 'bullgang' crew when worn down.
Shovel buckets vary in design, shape and weight to accommodate a wide range of material types like glacial overburden, or gravel, to denser high-grade metallic ores. The dipper can be changed on the shovel to customize the equipment for the job.
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Location. 47° 26.856′ N, 92° 56.791′ W. Marker is near Hibbing, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. Marker can be reached from Greyhound Boulevard/3rd Avenue East, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine, beyond the mine visitor center/observation Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hibbing MN 55746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill of Three Waters or the Triple Divide (a few steps from this marker); Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine (a few steps from this marker); Mining Haul Truck Engine Module (a few steps from this marker); 170 & 240 Ton Production Trucks (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion 1150 Dragline Bucket (within shouting distance of this marker); Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine Pit Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Mining in the Hibbing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Haulpak Production Truck Tires (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hibbing.
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