View single post by NevadaBlue
 Posted: Sat Oct 8th, 2016 08:08 pm
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Joined: Mon Apr 7th, 2014
Location: Under The Blue Nevada Sky, Nevada USA
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To me, the most interesting mining 'method' is tunneling and underground work in general. That is where I worked for years, and still love to snoop the history of it. The flotation of minerals was used in almost all metal mining and is still used. No matter if you model a pit or underground, most of the surface stuff is the same. Remember that pits were generally HUGE compared to underground workings. I am talking about the surface disturbance, it will take up most of any reasonable layout to model a pit copper mine.
My layout is not large, but it currently has 5 portals and a planned shaft with headframe as well as a gravel pit for road 'metal'. Look that one up...
I would love to see a good pit mine modeled, but for most of us, I think that s simple portal or headframe will give us the ability to model a 'mine'.
Can't wait to see what you decide.

Last edited on Sat Oct 8th, 2016 08:11 pm by NevadaBlue


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