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2 Wyoming mines recognized for reclamation work

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two Wyoming mines are being recognized for their reclamation work.

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Abandoned mines part of life in Carbon County

Abandoned mines part of life in Carbon County

RAWLINS, Wyo. — When Robert and Karen Umberger looked outside their Elmo home on a cool spring morning in 2010, there was something funny about the 6-by-8-foot hole in their front yard. To wit, there wasn’t a 6-by-8-foot hole in their front yard the morning prior.

December 14, 2011 6:10 pmLoading…
A Tow-tal success: Mining products put Montana on the global map

A Tow-tal success: Mining products put Montana on the global map

Spring Creek Mine in southeast Montana is built on muscle, not on hustle. Its giant mining shovels chew through coal seams voraciously, but have a top-end cruising speed of about 2 mph.

May 29, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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