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Bucket wheel excavator
Bucket wheel excavator
TitleBucket wheel excavator
PhotographerHorrell, C. William
GeographicalSouthern Illinois
DescriptionBucket wheel excavator/cross pit spreader moving overburden. In the foreground on the left is a coal moving shovel, and cable towers to the right. Back of photo reads; "The wheel at Consolidation Mine near Pinkneyville [sic], IL. The wheel takes the top soil off one sides and deposites [sic] it on the other side covering up the rock and subsoil" Consolidation Burning Star #4 Mine, near Pinckneyville, Perry County.
Dimensions (in.)8 x 10 inches;
Dimensions (cm.)21 x 26 cm.;
MediumPhotograph: Black and white
Photo typeGelatin silver print
Subject (LCSH)Coal mines and mining -- Illinois -- Perry County -- Photographs
Coal mining machinery -- Illinois -- Perry County -- Photographs
Perry County (Ill.) -- Photographs
Subject (TGM)Coal mining
Conveying systems
Strip mining
Collection/Box #C. William Horrell Photograph Collection 64/ Box 56/ Folder 1
ProvenanceDonated by the Horrell family to SCRC after the photographer's death, 1989.
Rights StatementCopyright holder is unknown. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Phone: + 1 (618) 453-2516. Email:
mine i.d./tract #S-36
CollectionDoc Horrell Photo Collection (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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