Each fall the surface coal mine that my husband works at has a day when the families of the employees can visit the mine. We have a grill out with tons of food and can tour the mine.
We have always went and taken others who have never seen a surface mine before. Last October we went and took our youngest daughter and her husband. He had never seen the large equipment nor the surface mine before.
After our visit I posted the photos that I took in 5 separate posts. They take you through each step of the mining process. The photos were all taken by me. I thought some of you may be interested to see what the mine that my husband works at is like.
There are some great photos of the equipment that is used as well as the mine in action.