Canyon Lake, about 40 miles east of Phoenix is one of the four lakes created by dams on the salt river. The others are Roosevelt Lake, Apache Lake, and Saguaro Lake. Canyon Lake is the smallest of the four, but probably the most picturesque.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Picture of an underground miner who works for an american giant mining company, Freeport McMoRan Inc. As described in the wikipedia, a miner is a person whose works or business to extract ore or minerals from the earth. Even though working in mining industry, especially in underground mine, always categorized as a high risk job, but this guy might said "I am proud to be a miner" because from this work I can feed my self and my family. God bless a miner!
Big Gossan Mine is an open stope mine with delayed paste fill method owned by Freeport McMoRan Mining Company. In order to support its production expansion, underground mine division has decided to build a paste plant to produce paste, which can be used to refill voids after mining completed. As you can see in this picture, the plant was build in underground, on top of the mine orebody. The disc filter level is a level for tailing processing to provide appropriate solid density to be added into the mixing system.
Big Gossan Paste Plant Project is about 95% completed. The plant is scheduled to run its full production on June 2011.